Associate Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Denise joined SFEI’S Resilient Landscapes program as an Associate Environmental Scientist in 2022. She earned her Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of California, Davis. During graduate school, she worked with the Bureau of Land Management in conjunction with the US Geological Survey to understand current BLM practices for analyzing cumulative effects in environmental assessments. Additionally, she worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at their Biogeographic Data Branch, interpreting and evaluating raw data of rare animals and plants in the California Natural Diversity Database. Before graduate school, Denise worked on various ecological restoration projects and wildlife surveys throughout the Bay area with Save the Bay and the National Park Service.