Dr. Deborah K.W. Walters is a neuroscientist by profession with training in physics and engineering and professional academic experience at Unity College, the State University of New York, and the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She has served as the director and supporter of Safe Passage (Camino Seguro), a nonprofit organization that provides educational and social services to the children and families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump. While district governor, she led an initiative, in partnership with Behrhorst Partners for Development and a Guatemalan Rotary club, to improve water systems and build latrines for people living in and around the dump. She was honored as Rotarian of the Year by her club in 2015.