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.
Who is Cultivando?
Cultivando is an organization that serves the Latino community in Adams County and focuses on community leadership to advance health equity through advocacy, collaboration, and policy change.
Our work is based on our organizational values of community-led work, social justice, and collaborative leadership. We firmly believe that all people have the power to maintain fair and equitable systems and to ensure opportunities for their communities to thrive.