Denisse Delgado is a Public Policy Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interest focuses on international migration, remittances, and development. She is currently studying the Cuban diaspora economic engagement with the island. She has recently published about U.S restrictive policies on Cuban remittances; the nexus of digital platforms, cryptocurrencies and remittances to Cuba during the covid-19 pandemic; and the Cuban diaspora’s role in the context of changes on the island.

Denisse is an active member of the International Organization for Remittances and Migration (IOREM) and a principal collaborator for Cuban Horizon at Columbia Law School. Last summer 2020, she was a research intern in the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank located in Washington DC.

She has been invited to present a Congressional Briefing about the Impacts of Western Union closure on the Cuban people at the House of Representatives, United States Congress. She has also been guest speaker at various universities, including Harvard University (2013, 2016), University of Wisconsin, Madison (2017, 2021), UMass Boston (2018), and the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University (2019).