Denise has been an exhibit developer at the Exploratorium since 2001. A keen observer of the natural world, she has studied subjects ranging from botany and ecology to marine biology, microbiology, and evolution. She has developed many biology exhibits at the Exploratorium including Glass Settling Plate, Mosquito Magnet, Leaves That Never Get Wet, and Algae Chandelier, and has redesigned some old favorites such as Chick Embryo and Mimosa House. She has also produced exhibits such as All Eyes on Me and Mood Lighting, which highlight her ability to design exhibits that don't have wet and squishy things in them. Before setting anchor at the Exploratorium, Denise worked as a field biologist and a lecturer at SF State, and she once got to shoot on location with English broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough in the Mohave Desert.