Deniz is originally from the Bay Area, and moved to Southern California in 2015. Prior to joining PCSD, Deniz worked as a Project Manager at Del Amo Construction, where she ran various projects in commercial construction. Deniz has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Brown University and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from UCLA. In her free time, Deniz likes to travel, bake, and do yoga in addition to volunteering with School on Wheels.