A passionate community organizer and coalition builder focused on empowering others and building relationships, Denise has five years of experience working with communities of color and equitable access to natural resources. She joined Friends in August 2021 as a conservation organizer. Prior to joining Friends, Denise worked for the Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, the Environmental Law & Policy Center in Chicago, and the Nature Conservancy in Markham, Illinois. She's driven to be a part of change in her community by encouraging others to join, dream, and accomplish more together. Denise holds a bachelor's degree in environmental sociology and public health from Northwestern University.
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- E01: Using Climate Resilience and Incorporating Inclusive Community Engagement in a Climate Plan
September 09, 2023
1:30PM - 3:00 PM