A Word from Our Fellows - Denisha Renovales

As a way to reflect on and showcase their experiences, we ask our fellows to record themselves answering a series of questions about their fellowship experience. Above, Denisha contributes to the A Word from Our Fellow vlog series.

I learned to just be realistic. I learned that time is important as far as how you manage it, and I learned how to be a better advocate.


Denisha spent the weeks leading up to the Risky Business Action Summit working closely with YSS staff to plan and execute the event, as well as collect and examine findings after it occurred. Following the fellowship, she obtained a full-time position as a mentor program facilitator with YSS, where she works today.

Want to hear more from Denisha? Read about the groundwork put into the event, an examination of resource scarcity in rural communities, and her reflection on the fellowship as a whole.