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Denise Chavez

Vice President of Finance

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Denise is proudly serving her first term as the newly elected Vice President of Finance for PRSSA’s Robert E. Rayfield Chapter at California State University, Fullerton. Transferring from Long Beach City College as a theatre major in Spring 2019, she is now entering her final year of college as a Communications major with an emphasis in Public Relations. She has been an active member of PRSSA since Fall 2019 and is determined to succeeding in her role in managing the organization’s finances, maintaining the budget and assisting the VP of Sponsorships and Fundraising in obtaining sponsors for the Chapter. She feels fortunate that she discovered an organization that encourages and welcomes pre-professionals and is set on to continuing that atmosphere in her time on the executive board.

Her past experience includes working as a Member Service Rep at Navy Federal Credit Union as well as various other roles while on the theatre department’s executive board in Long Beach City College. She studied in Ensenada, Mexico for a week during the Winter 2020 term, where she worked closely with professors and local students to gain insight on local tourism. With this experience, she quickly learned the importance of the international market of tourism and how it affects the economic well-being of the area.

Outside of her professional and academic life, Denise enjoys staying updated on popular culture by going on road trips, trying new food, watching tv, and discovering new music. Although she transitioned away from theatre, she still makes an effort to support the arts by keeping up with new and upcoming theatre productions in the area and looks forward to her favorite event of the year, Tropicália Music Festival. She has a passion for social justice, diversity, and inclusivity and wants to put those passions to use in the music or entertainment industry.


  • Tuff It Out Initiative


  • Member Service Rep at Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Studied abroad in Ensenada for a week to learn how to build a campaign around tourism and International PR

Favorite Quotes:

I don’t think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It’s perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.” – Toni Morrison
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” – Oscar Wilde
“Si dices que puedes, sí puedes.” – My Dad