Debbie is an artist, entrepreneur, and linguist. She holds a BS in architectural design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s in applied linguistics from the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics in Dallas, Texas. She worked as a project manager for five years at S+H Construction in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has taught English as a second language in Boston’s Chinatown, Beijing, and Arlington, Texas. As sole proprietor of Debbie Chang Designs, she designs and fabricates her own line of jewelry inspired by a diversity of cultures. She enjoys spending time with and learning from Central Asian immigrants in the Dallas area.