Born in Ecuador, Dennisse moved to the United States at age seven. She was raised in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Princeton University. At Princeton, Dennesse was part of an immigrants rights organization where she worked to organize day laborers, ran a college prep program for undocumented students, and participated in national conversations around the DREAM Act. In October of 2018 she joined TIRRC as a Policy Officer where she focuses on how policy impacts immigrant and refugee families at a local level. Dennisse is fluent in Spanish and English.