About me

Hi hello! My name is Denise aka D.nice aka that girl that you automatically give the iPhone to to take a pic of you and your friends (lol) 

A Creative, a traveler, a photographer, a student of the world, a Glass is half full type of gal, you’ll always find me outside basking in the sun, happy, joyful. 

They say some of the best things come in threes and my loves are no exception- my love for travel, my love for social impact, and my love for storytelling. Travel to me has always centered me to my soul- it’s humbled me in ways I’ve never imagined, and it aligned me with my purpose in this life. What I found in travel was this celebration of culture, of people, of these beautiful customs and art that we’ve created, I found a space to heal, to create, I found a foundation for who I am- not really fitting into one square box of societal norms of a country but a mixture, a hybrid of all these beautiful parts of me I found sprinkled across the globe.

I ran into my second love in a classroom during my second year at Florida State-I was introduced to the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem and like a moth attracted to a flame- I simply could not get enough. I always knew that impact was the goal, but I finally found a vessel into which I could create that impact- through this ecosystem. 

I stumbled into my third love, my love for storytelling and photography also while I was in college. Photography to me has evolved into so many different seasons and reasons and what started out as a joint pass time between friends turned into a great love that feels as much a part of me as my soul itself. It’s the way I express myself, the way I capture these moments I want to hold in my heart, it’s the way I go about creating that impact. 

So welcome- welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share my thoughts, my work, and everything in between.


Some of my favorite words:

  • “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb
  • “Do more with less.” Unknown
  • “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.” Unknown
  • "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Everything you want to be, you already are. You're simply on the path to discovering it.” Alicia Keys