Denise Tolentino

Program Manager

Denise was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She received her Bachelors Degree in English & American Literature with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a Minor in Inter-American Jewish Studies from The University of Texas at El Paso. During her years at UTEP she served as vice- president and president of Hillel.

Before graduation she took upon herself to volunteer 11 months teaching English to Secondary and High School Israeli native students at Ben Gurion School through the Oranim Long Term Program in Israel. She spent her evenings providing academic guidance and mentoring to a group of 200 orphan children, and spent her weekends volunteering at the local soup kitchen. During her stay, she worked directly with the Mayor of Ness Ziona, Israel to promote involvement and volunteer recruitment for the city’s programs. 

Not only has Denise volunteered abroad, but has been active within our community. Previous to becoming our Program Director, she served as the Director of Religious Education for the Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso.

These experiences introduced her to new people, big ideas and global concepts that helped shape the person she is today.

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