Debra Scott has been an environmental activist and lobbyist for the past 10 years. She has a strong commitment to research and development on sustainable innovation, and is currently completing her Masters degree at the University of Toronto. She has the Science, Research and Innovation portfolio in the GPO shadow cabinet and recently was also a Provincial Executive Member for the Toronto Region. She has continued to participate heavily in her local riding association having held the positions of Secretary and President. Debra is a certified Change Agent with an extensive background in education, working in Britain and Japan before settling down in the Beaches. She enjoys consulting as a learning specialist and is a mother of two. She currently works for the Ontario Provincial Government and ran as the Beaches East York candidate in 2014.