Ms. DeBella is a Tampa Bay Area native who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Florida, with a double minor in Communication Studies and Leadership. Upon obtaining a merit-based Governor's Scholarship to law school, Ms. DeBella continued on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
During her time at the University of Florida, Ms. DeBella served as the President of the Pre-Legal Honor Society and a columnist for the Florida Political Review. Ms. DeBella acted as the Executive Outreach Director and a General Editor for the Levin College of Law's Journal of Law and Public Policy. She additionally served as a teaching assistant for the Law School's Trial Practice Course, assisting students in courtroom procedure and efficacy.
Ms. DeBella has interned for both a Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge, as well as the Office of the Florida Attorney General. During these experiences, she worked both inside and outside the courtroom, conducting legal research, as well as drafting orders and petitions. During law school, Ms. DeBella also worked as a law clerk for a firm that represented plaintiffs in personal injury, construction law, real estate law, and business transactions, where her primary dedication remained in helping those injured through the negligence of others.