Denise Powell holds dual B.A. degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa and has worked as a professional editor in the publishing industry for many years. An advocate for women, she founded The Voices Project, an online literary magazine for women to express themselves through poetry to promote social change. She has worked in Ghana, West Africa, with OAfrica, an NGO that helps keep orphans and vulnerable children in families and currently serves on its US board of directors. An avid traveler, Denise has visited 43 countries. Through the ICTD program, she hopes to learn how to best combine creativity with technology to help struggling communities across the globe.