Deb Arbique grew up here in Portland, Maine. She worked at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon and earned her Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Anthropology there. As Office Manager for the School of Business Student Services Office at PSU where she developed a passion for helping students, creating smooth, clear processes and a friendly office environment where students would feel comfortable seeking assistance.
Deb began working for the University of Southern Maine in 2003, and currently works on the front desk at Advising. Having completed the Master’s in the Adult and Higher Education program here at USM, she continues to focus on learning best practices for assisting students. She holds certificates in Project Planning and in Mediation.