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UGRD Staff Profiles

Denise Castillo Chavez

Assistant Director

Denise hails from the town of Windsor, California. During her time as an undergraduate at SCU, she worked in the Undergraduate Admission Office as a Student Ambassador, served in leadership roles with the Multicultural Center, and studied abroad through Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador. These experiences further fueled her passion for transformative learning, education, and advocacy. As an Assistant Director, she supports students to achieve their goals of pursuing higher education at Santa Clara University, with a focus on supporting first-generation and historically underrepresented students.


B.S. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, Santa Clara University

Hobbies & Interests:

Reflective writing, reading, making playlists to her life, day trips, community advocacy, and enjoying time with friends and family.

(408) 554-5254
Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building