Deryn holds a Bachelor of Arts from the City University of New York in English Literature and History, and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from McGill University.
She has extensive experience working with students on research and reference services at the university level. She has also tutored English for high school students, and has worked at her university's Office of Students With Disabilities.
Deryn spent time working with students through the Museum of Jewish Heritage. She would visit classrooms and lead tours of the museum, educating students on Jewish culture and the Holocaust.She is patient, approachable and knowledgeable.