Deborah Escalera is the Program Manager of Public Responsibility Support at ICANN, where she manages the NextGen and Newcomers Programs as well as managing the ICANN information booth at ICANN Meetings. She's been with ICANN since 2011.
Escalera joined ICANN as a member of the gTLD Team on 31 October 2011 as the team's administrative assistant. She then moved on to become a Business Analyst for the team and in 2015 changed departments to become the Coordinator for the NextGen@ICANN program under the Development and Public Responsibility Department. She continues to coordinate the NextGen@ICANN program. Prior to joining ICANN, Escalera's background was in community outreach, education, and Emergency Management for the American Red Cross and the Los Angeles Air Force Base.