Denise is a Research Analyst in WRI’s Institutions and Governance Program. Her work on the International Financial Flows and the Environment project focuses on improving the environmental and social performance of overseas investments from emerging economies such as China and Brazil.
Prior to joining WRI, Denise worked as a researcher at the Centre for Law and Environment at University College London (UCL), where she focused on governance, sustainability and regulation, especially in relation to the EU and China. Her work on China centered on compliance and enforcement with environmental regulations. She has also worked on issues surrounding climate change, energy, land use, and the use of satellites in environmental law enforcement. She also previously worked as a visiting attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in DC.
Denise holds a B.A. in international studies from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Northeastern University.