Denise Tollinche joined Synergos in October 2011 as Manager, Global Philanthropists Circle, a network of leading philanthropic families from across the world committed to using their time, influence and resources to fight global poverty and social injustice.Denise received her Master’s of Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and The Earth Institute. During her time in graduate school she worked on projects with the Earth Institute's Program on Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, the International Rescue Committee, and the Sauri, Kenya cluster of the Millennium Villages Project. Prior to graduate school Denise served as Director of the Global Climate Change program at the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation. Denise’s experience also includes a Fulbright Fellowship in El Salvador where she completed research in the areas of gender and political science. She holds a BA in political science and international/intercultural studies with a certificate in peace and justice studies from Fordham University.