Denise has worked as an educator since 2001. She has worked in elementary, high school and higher education. She has taught history and social welfare policy at the college level since 2012. She has also worked for AARP Office of International Affairs, and the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs where she wrote the General Assembly Resolution 64/132 of December 2009. As a doctoral student, Denise has worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Pardasani and Dr. Berkman in the Innovative Senior Center Study and Dr. Perez in the Loss of Homeland Study. As a Teacher Assistant, she has assisted Dr. Allyne-Green in Generalist Social Work Practice I and II and Child Abuse and Family Violence course. She is currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Catholic Charities Junior Board of NYC and is a member of the NGO Committee on Aging at the UN and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). Her academic and research interest include older immigrants, health disparities, structural inequalities and poverty.