Denise graduated from Waubonsee Community College’s Interpreter Training Program in 1996. She has been working as an interpreter in the Chicago area in a variety of settings including education, medical, legal, human services, VRS and more. Denise received her National Interpreter Certification in 1999. She previously served on the IRID board as Treasurer and she is excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Professional Development Chair.
She completed her Dr. of Divinity degree in 2008 and she currently lives in the DeKalb/Sycamore area and lives with her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs and a rescue tortoise. In her free time she enjoys traveling, teaching, reading, writing and planning professional development.