Denise Hinojosa works at the Center for Community Health as a Community Health Specialist for the Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program, also known as ¡Más Fresco! More Fresh. The program aims to improve the health of the community by providing financial incentives to eligible participants. Denise works directly with the community by assisting participants with any inquiries they have.
Denise is currently completing her last semester at San Diego State University (SDSU) where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition with a minor in psychology. Her interest in the issues of food insecurity and health inequities led her to take on various pertinent leadership roles at SDSU. Denise served as Public Relations Coordinator for the Food Recovery Network, an on-campus organization tackling food insecurity by reducing food waste and giving to those in need. There she worked closely with her team to promote the program and recruit volunteers who would help with the daily functions of recovering food from donors and distributing it accordingly.
Prior to her employment with ¡Más Fresco! More Fresh., Denise worked as a Wellness Coach at the Jackie Robinson YMCA where she had the opportunity to empower members to lead a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy behaviors. Denise has always been passionate about helping underserved populations and as such hopes to continue working and growing alongside the community.