Debra Hawryzki is a recent business graduate from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, where she obtained a concentration in marketing and a publishing minor. Although she grew up in Nanaimo and Victoria, she considers the Greater Vancouver area her home. As can be gleaned from her time at SFU, her interests lie with publishing and marketing. She is also interested in baking, music, and travelling to exotic locations. An avid fiction reader from a young age, Debra’s passion for books has naturally led to her interest in the field of publishing and editing. Volunteering at such events as Word on the Street and the Vancouver Writer’s Fest in her spare time helps Debra stay connected to the world she aspires to one day live and work in full-time. She plans to do a Masters in Publishing in the near future.