Division of Student Affairs
West Chester University
Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Denise graduated with a BA in political science, international relations. She went on to receive her law degree in 1997 from Villanova University. Additional education included studies in international economics at Oxford University in England and work in accounting and business at Northern Virginia Community College. She is a member of the bar in three states plus the District of Columbia.
Her professional life has included positions as senior legal counselor for a variety of companies where her responsibilities have been complex and varied and comprised a wide spectrum of legal issues. She is currently working at Pepco Energy Services as assistant general counsel.
As a student, Denise served as vice president of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and president of InterGreek Council. In 1993 and 1994 she was Greek Woman of the Year. She was also awarded the “Kick Him in the Ass” Award, although she thinks that might have been created just for her!
Her activism continued during her studies at Villanova where she received scholarships and worked as executive editor of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Stephen, a federal police officer, their children, Finian (3) and Maeve (1), and their two dogs. While her job as assistant general counsel for Pepco Energy Services and her family keeps her busy, it is important to her that she remains active in community activities such as Habitat for Humanity, Breast Cancer Awareness and Phi Sigma Sigma national sorority. Both she and her husband also take part in a number of charity races throughout the year.