Prior to Paranet Solutions, De'Edra was a Principal at Wipro Technologies, a Senior Solution Architect at MarketSphere Consulting, a Senior Manager at The North Highland Company, Vice President - Regional Marketing Manager at Compass Bank, and a Manager in Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting practice.
Ms. Williams holds an MBA from the University of Texas – Dallas. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman's University.
Ms. Williams is the recipient of four Fellowship awards. The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin's "Next Generation Project Texas". The American Assembly of Columbia University's "The Next Generation Project: U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions." The Asia Foundation's Freeman Fellowship. The Freeman Fellowship met with Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and political and cultural leaders to foster transatlantic relationships between the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The German Marshall Fund's American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program (AMMF). The AMMF seeks "... to educate a new generation of American leaders on the importance of international relations..."
Ms. Williams is active in the Dallas/Forth Worth community. She is the volunteer Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Project Texas, DFW Chapter and the Co-Founder of Salon du Muse, an intellectual salon in Dallas. She is on the Executive Advisory Council for the University of Texas- Dallas' School of Management, the KERA Community Advisory Board (CAB), and the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. She is a member of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations (DCFR), the SMU Tower Forum. She also volunteers her time to identify corporate internships for the UTD Academic Bridge Program.
Ms. Williams has previously served on a variety of boards. She is past President of the Board of Directors for Literacy Instruction for Texas, (LIFT), a community outreach program providing English language courses for functionally illiterate adults in the metroplex. She has also served on the board for the YWCA and is the former Chair of the YWCA's Women's Resource Center's Administrative Council.
Ms. Williams's interests include international studies, particularly Asia, history and cultural diversity. Her hobbies are weight training, golf and Yoga.