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Debbie Shen

Debbie Shen
Program Manager
A smiling woman in a black jacket and teal-colored scarf standing in front of a wooden wall.

Debbie handles a range of programmatic and administrative work, including departmental planning, budgeting, and grant proposals and reports.

Debbie came to TI after ten years at the University of California helping faculty and administrators strengthen research partnerships across UC campuses. She studied astronomy and literature at Carleton College, and holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago. Debbie’s first real job was in a science museum, and she is thrilled to continue to explore her lifelong interest in science, art, and education at the Exploratorium. Born and raised in Chicago, Debbie now calls Oakland and the Bay Area home. She spends her free time hiking, reading, dog sitting, and ginning up experiments in the kitchen and garden.