Denise joined Cultivando’s team in October 2018 after attending the University of Northern Colorado where she studied Sociology while focusing on underrepresented minority students. As a first-generation Latina student, Denise recognized the challenges and barriers that students and families of color and face within the educational system. This set off her passion for leadership and the importance of equitable resources for the Latino community. Her years of experience and social justice training have supported her passion in working with community to create and provide advocacy and leadership opportunities.
Denise was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and raised in Denver. In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her two furry children, traveling, reading, and spending time with her niece and nephew.