Dena joined PolicyMap’s data and content development team as an intern in May 2019. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University, with a minor in History. Having a large interest in inner-city schooling and child welfare, Dena is most passionate about the use of data in solving problems related to access to education and healthy food in low-income areas. While at PolicyMap, she is looking forward to writing for PolicyMap’s blog and assisting in the collection and processing of data. She is also excited to learn about how collaboration and creativity can be used to enhance the presentation and analysis of data. In her free time, Dena enjoys reading and playing ultimate frisbee at Cornell and in the Philadelphia area.