Judge Debra ibarra mayfield

The Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series is bring one of the top female, Hispanic, legal professionals in Harris County to talk with you! In light of Constitution Day, Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield of Harris County Court 1 will be speaking with students about your constitutional rights and duties as the future leaders of Houston.

Judge Mayfield is a dynamic speaker who is very interested in talking with students.  She is part of the first generation in her family to attend college.  She is also a past president of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston.  Before becoming a judge, she was a partner in a mid-sized civil defense firm where she handled all phases of civil litigation for a wide variety of clients statewide.  She also had an active appellate practice, where she handled post-judgment motions, traditional and interlocutory appeals and original proceedings in the intermediate courts of appeal in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit and various other courts of appeal across the country.

  • When: September 18th, 2014
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Where: AD Bruce Religion Center
  • RSVP for Lunch: catalyst@uh.edu


Catalyst is a leadership luncheon series that aims to be a unique opportunity for UH students to connect with University and community leaders from all crowds of life. These luncheons provide a forum like atmosphere that allow these influential individuals of their fields to expand on their paths to success, provide advice and share their story.

Catalyst Leadership Luncheon Series are committed to the following:

  • Offer a free monthly leadership luncheon (meal included) available to all University of Houston students.
  • Connect UH students with influential and inspiring leaders throughout our Houston community.
  • Inspire creativity, encourage collaboration and foster meaningful networking opportunities.
  • Meet other students who are also interested in broadening their leadership circle.

Come join us for a free meal and an exciting guest speaker. It’s not only fun, but you will gain relevant information and understanding about how to be a catalyst for positive change in your community!

Email any question or interest about upcoming Leadership Programs to catalyst@uh.edu