As grant administrator for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and the Texas Water Resources Institute, Debbie Danford manages proposal, budget and work plan development. She facilitates the submission of proposals by serving as a liaison between the institutes and Texas A&M’s Sponsored Research Service.  She ensures that grants, contracts and proposals move successfully through the funding and approval process, and monitors progress of funded activities. 

Before joining NRI in 2007, she was team lead for the Texas General Land Office's Coastal Management Program.

She has a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University and is a graduate and alumni of Texas AgriLife Extension's Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) program.