Denise Nijhuis is part of the University College Roosevelt Recruitment and Communications office, where she is primarily responsible for the recruitment of both national and international students. In practice, this means she organizes the UCR Open Days, Roosevelt Junior Academy and coordinates the Student for a Day program. Moreover, she visits schools and study fairs to represent UCR. Finally, Denise is co-organizer of official ceremonies and events hosted by UCR.
She graduated summa cum laude from UCR in 2011 with a major in Social Sciences and a minor in Religious Studies. Additionally, she obtained a cum laude M.A. degree in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest in 2013, focussed primarily on ethnic and national relations as influenced by the media and brand management.