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Prebble Q Ramswell is a wife, mother and community volunteer who is the Academic Director of Social Sciences at Columbia Southern University and graduate adjunct faculty in the Intelligence Security and Intelligence Studies Program at Bellevue University. She also worked as a co-lead instructor for the Destin Fire Rescue Foundation's Junior Lifeguard program and a substitute teacher for Okaloosa County School District.


Prebble's background is almost as diverse as her interests. She spent six years working in Counterterrorism for the Central Intelligence Agency, worked in radio, television and film, and was ranked in the top 5-8% of swimming coaches with multiple swimmers qualifying/competing at the Olympic Games and Olympic Trials. 


Prebble enjoys research, analysis, and writing. She has published three books and numerous articles in the fields of political science, security, and sociology. Her first book, Euroscepticism and the Rising Threat from the Left and Right: The Concept of Millennial Fascism, was released in 2017. It was followed by two other books in her "Division, Derision, Decisions" series concentrating on fascism in the 21st century: The Domino Effect of Brexit and Populism’s Intersection of Rights and Wrongs and The Rise of Domestic Terrorism and Decline of American Democracy: How Brexit and the Trump Presidency Influenced Populist Empowerment and the Intersection of Rights. 


Prebble's husband, Anthony, is retired British Special Forces and British/US Government. They have one child, Briar, a Worlds-level cheerleader and student at Destin High School. 

  • Mayor Pro-Tem, Destin City Council; 2016-2018; 2018-2020

  • Councilwoman, Destin City Council; two terms 2014-2018; 2018-2022

  • Florida League of Cities Policy Committees, 2014-2021

  • Central Intelligence Agency; 2003-2009

  • Local and state-level experience in Texas as a City of Round Rock task force member and a lobbyist aide in Austin; 1990s

  • Florida Senate Committee Florida is For Veterans, Inc (dba Veterans Florida) Board of Directors 2014-2020; Secretary 2017-2019

  • Growth Management and Economic Affairs Legislative Committee, Florida League of Cities - Chair

  • International Relations Committee, Florida League of Cities

  • Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization - Primary Appointee

  • YMCA Board - Primary Appointee (2014)

  • Okaloosa County Economic Development Council Policy Board - Alternate Appointee

  • Northwest Florida League of Cities - Alternate Appointee

  • Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation

CIVIC TRAINING (includes):
  • Economic Development; April ‘15

  • Living Leadership; Sept. ‘14

  • Taxes and Revenues for Municipal Governments; Oct. ‘14

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Florida; Oct. ‘14

  • Budgeting/Accounting for Florida’s Cities; Oct ‘14

  • Structure and Function of Cities in Florida; Oct. ‘14

  • Florida Ethics Law; Annually

  • Florida’s Open Government Laws; Oct. ‘14

  • Successful Citizen Advisory Boards/Committees; Aug ‘14


  • PhD, Political Science/International Development, University of Southern Mississippi

  • MLA, Liberal Arts/Social Science, Texas Christian University

  • Certificate, Human Trafficking Investigation, Human Trafficking Investigations and Training Institute (HTITI) and Columbia Southern

  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Houston

  • BA, Political Science, University of Houston




Home Rule Hero- Florida League of Cities, Recipient of multiple awards including Highest Academic Honors from the Chickasaw Nation, Outstanding New Member (the Beacon Award) from the Junior League of Northern Virginia, recipient of the Rotary Club of Houston (Galleria area) Academic Scholarship, and the Sewanee University Award for Excellence


Multiple leadership positions including serving on the Board of Directors for organizations in Texas, Virginia and Florida including the Junior League of Northern Virginia, Junior League of the Emerald Coast, Montessori Learning Center in Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Swimming (Houston), and the Children's Museum of Northern Virginia



Destin Dolphin Cheer, Rotary Club of Destin, Volunteer/fundraiser for Coastal Clean-up, Junior League, Senior Olympics, Special Olympics, St. Jude, the Children’s Miracle Network, the American Brain Tumor Association, and Habitat for Humanity; Life Loyal Alum of Delta Delta Delta

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