Deborah Lugo is the Executive Director of Arts Connect Houston, a citywide collective impact organization with over 80 partners working to ensure equity of arts education and creative learning for students. Through her work, Deborah facilitates strategic alignments and opportunities in order to expand access to the arts for students throughout the Houston ISD. Deborah, originally from Puerto Rico, holds a Master in Public Policy from Princeton University and a Bachelor in Violin Performance from Florida International University. From 2005 to 2013, Deborah was the Executive Director of Mercury Chamber Orchestra. As an education advocate and parent of two children who attend public schools, she maintains that the arts are vital for a complete and well-rounded education.
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