Dr. Deandra Schembri read a Doctor of Laws at the University of Malta in 2012. In 2010 she started practicing as a trainee lawyer at top leading law firms in Malta after starting working as a full time lawyer in 2012 with a law firm specializing in Company law. She specialized in the field of tax law. In 2013 she started to work as a court lawyer in the Civil and Criminal fields.
In 2014, Dr. Schembri started working at the Registry of Companies as a Desk Officer. In 2019, Dr. Schembri was appointed as Senior Legal Officer within the Legal Department at the Malta Business Registry.
Dr Schembri chaired one of the chambers of the Refugees Appeals Board between 2013 and 2017, occupied the post of a member in one of the Chambers of the Immigration Appeals Board between 2017 and 2019. Currently she sits as a member of the Independent Police Complaints Board since 2013.