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Deborah Spero

Academic Programs Committee Co-Chair

Deborah retired in 2007 as the Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, having started as an intern two weeks after finishing her degree at the University of Maryland, and much to her surprise, staying for another 37 years in the agency! After retiring, Deb decided to skip the consulting phase of many retired Government employees, and spend her time helping others as a volunteer in our community. She particularly enjoys working with young children; she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and also has volunteered in kindergarten classes in Arlington. Deb also loves traveling, taking lots of Encore classes, and studying French in France and here at home. Deborah has been a member of the Academic Programs Committee for about a year and has also served as a class aide.