Debra McDonald

ORS Editor

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100197
Gainesville, Florida 32610

Telephone: 352-273-6323


Provides editorial assistance to nursing faculty for research grants and academic journal articles.


Debra hails from Miami, FL, but has been living in Gainesville since 1998 when she began pursuing a dual-degree in Psychology and English and later a Master’s degree in English Education with a specialization in ESOL. Upon graduation in 2005, she rated essays for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and taught English at the UF English Language Institute to international students who needed to improve their English language skills. While teaching at the ELI, she decided that editing was truly her passion and subsequently joined the ORS office at the UF College of Nursing in February 2012, where she presently helps faculty polish grant applications and journal articles prior to submission.