Denise is a lawyer and community advocate running to be the first openly gay Latina Judge to serve County Court at Law #6 in Travis County, Texas. Denise is a first-generation college graduate and the proud daughter of indigenous migrant farmworkers. Inspired by her lived experience, Denise dedicated her career to public service. She started her career as a legal aid attorney helping low-income communities. She now serves as the Deputy Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Travis County Attorney’s Office, working on criminal justice reform.
As an award-winning social justice advocate, equity practitioner, and community organizer, Denise is running to bring true equity, inclusion, and cultural competency to the justice system for all.