About Dennise Pedroza
My name is Dennise Martinez and I live in San Antonio, Texas. This is my third year at UOP and also my last class. I will obtain my Bachelor of Science in Management.
I am the first child in my family to obtain a degree and I am beyond excited to hold that honor. I am a single mother raising my 15 year old daughter. My daughter is one of the reasons I decided to go back to school and obtain my degree. I wanted to be an example and show her that with hard work, and dedication; anything is possible.
In the 3 years I have attended UOP I have had 5 deaths in my family, gone through a divorce, suffered from migraines, and last summer my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although every situation was extremely difficult I continued to press forward with my dreams of obtaining a degree.
In 2004 I began my employment with University Health System and in 2010 I was promoted to Training Manager. My responsibilities are to train employees on cash handling procedures and then audit the program within the year. Another type of training I provide is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). I am also the lead investigator of the EthicLine for the Health System.