Denyse is a Silicon Valley native who drives the vision, goals, and strategy for #LatinaGeeks. She is passionate about working towards a more equitable future for Latinas and building strong partnerships to drive meaningful change. Denyse brings over 15 years of strategic business development and educational programming experience to the organization- most recently in her past role as the President & CEO of Silicon Valley Forum where she led efforts to provide venture capital resources and acceleration programs to international tech entrepreneurs, conducted industry-specific innovation programs for executives and government agencies, and led initiatives supporting access and resources to underserved communities.

In 2015, Denyse founded the Women in Tech Festival which has grown in size and impact year after year- with a commitment to creating an inclusive event that authentically reflects the diverse world we live in. Within the festival’s scope and beyond, she actively supports and promotes the achievements of women of color in STEM, entrepreneurship, and business careers. Her dedication extends to fostering opportunities for Latinas to ascend to leadership roles, working tirelessly to ensure their representation and success.

In her free time, she enjoys rooting for the Las Vegas Raiders, playing with her 2 adorable pups, and experiencing other cultures through reading, food, and travel.