Deborah M. H. Freeland, Ph.D.

Deborah was elected to the board of directors of Filoli in November 2023.

About Deborah:

Dr. Freeland is an attorney, a scientist, and an academic with a varied career that includes teaching, research, and practice in fields ranging from environmental science and policy, to intellectual property, to immunology, to women’s studies, to legal ethics. Deborah’s community service has focused primarily on supporting students from underserved communities as they explore careers in the scientific and legal professions, and on environmental restoration. She is excited to share both the wild and the cultivated beauty of Filoli with a growing community.

Deborah began her career as a freelancer with the San Francisco Ballet.  She then earned her BA in Cognitive Science and Biochemistry from Vassar College, her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.  


About Filoli

Filoli is dedicated to nurturing and growing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all that we do. Our core mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories.