Denise is a native of Philadelphia, PA where she earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career in Sales and Marketing with a Fortune 500 company. When she moved to Southern California she continued in Sales and Marketing as an independent consultant working with small businesses to transform their offices from manual systems to computing power. She has always strived to advance her knowledge to maintain an edge in the business world by taking courses in time management, project management, situational leadership to name a few. She sat and passed her tests for a Series 7 license and her Real Estate license starting her own business as a mortgage broker/real estate consultant. A car accident changed the trajectory of her career that led her to Santa Monica College where she is a Computer Science Major specializing in Database Application Development. Her goal is to go into Data Analysis and Data Engineering. Currently, she participates on the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Technology Planning Committee. She is an active member of the Black Collegians, Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and volunteers for Happy Trails as a tutor for foster children.