Denisse Peña

Denisse Peña earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Throughout her undergraduate career, she participated in several internships in the public and private sectors, where she gained legal and administrative experience. Among her various internships, Denisse worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and later discovered her passion for criminal defense while interning for Heather Barbieri, a renowned criminal defense attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Shortly after graduating, she began her paralegal career at The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC, where she assists the criminal defense department in fighting for the clients’ rights. She plans on attending law school in the near future and become a criminal defense attorney.


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  • Spanish