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Dena Simmons '05

Dena Simmons ’05 currently lives in the Bronx, New York, where she is a middle school teacher through the Teach For America program. Before her teaching career and upon graduating from Middlebury, Dena lived in the Dominican Republic, where she pursued research on teenage pregnancy with a Fulbright Grant. During the summer of 2007, Dena traveled to the Dominican Republic again to do preliminary research on the commercial sex trade and on sex workers before heading to do consultant work on the sex trade for the Directorate of Gender Affairs in the Antiguan government. She is happy and fulfilled by her work but wishes that she had more time to dance and to write. A story she wrote entitled, “135th Street to Castle Hill and Everything in Between” will be the August 2007 feature story at:


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Program in Dance

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753