She was instrumental in redesigning Central Park’s first women’s monument to include Sojourner Truth.
During Deidrea's time in Mayor de Blasio's office, she was tasked with creating online cultural offerings and producing events to lift the spirits of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis. Before joining the Mayor's Office, Deidrea held leadership roles in communications and digital marketing at National Grid, New York University, and in the public sector. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned her Master’s from the University of Melbourne in Australia. She serves on the boards of the University of Melbourne, The Shed, and Socrates Sculpture Park.