Central Valley Health Policy Institute
Denise Rogers-Heydt, BS
Denise Rogers-Heydt is a Research Assistant who has been working with CVHPI since February/March 2020. She previously took part in analyzing focus group data for the Climate Change Health & Equity and is currently working on the Digital Housing Data Repository, Shared Analysis, and DRIVE projects. Denise served as the Fresno State NAACP Political Action Chair during the Spring and Summer terms of 2020, during which she co-organized and co-lead the #WeCan'tBreathe event which highlighted the social inequities experienced by Black residents of Fresno, as well as other communities of color. Their educational background and interests include: Race & Diversity, Philanthropic and Community based leadership, Humanics scholar, Classical vocal training, Opera, and Choral performance; in addition to organizing for the community and critically thinking about social issues, Denise enjoys performing music, modeling, and writing/reading poetry.