Denise serves as a Program Manager of Healthy Weight Management Initiatives at the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children at Children’s Health. She has a dynamic background includes progressive experience addressing the disparities in various Dallas communities. Prior to coming to the Alliance, she gained experience in community organizing, project management, and coalition building working with non-profits and a gained a portfolio in government relations and public affairs working in the corporate sector. She is a proud Dallas native. Denise earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in the areas of Public Policy, Markets and Culture, and Spanish and minors in Economics and International Studies from Southern Methodist University. Her interests lie in social entrepreneurship, economic development, and creating sustainable solutions to combat poverty for communities. She is motivated to make a difference in her community and help improve the quality of life for future generations.