Denise Villa, Ph.D., CEO, The Center for Generational Kinetics
Global Research Speaker and Expert on Gen Z and Generations
Denise Villa, Ph.D., is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Center for Generational Kinetics. Dr. Villa leads CGK and crafts the vision for the global research, speaking, and consulting firm.
As a keynote speaker, Dr. Villa has delivered CGK’s research findings to audiences across the U.S., from HR Summits to global media companies. She has served as a Gen Z and Millennial expert on corporate panels and presented at events ranging from SXSW Interactive to industries including student housing, real estate, and financial services.
Her Gen Z research led to a feature story in The Washington Post, and she’s been quoted as a generational expert in The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Villa has led several organizations, served on three non-profit boards, actively advises startups, and was recognized as a Profiles of Power and Women’s Way finalist.
Dr. Villa’s first passion is education. She began her career as a middle school science teacher before becoming a middle school and high school administrator. She has worked in urban, rural, and suburban schools. She currently serves as Governance Chair on the board of Breakthrough Central Texas, a non-profit that helps over 1,800 first-generation college students to succeed in secondary and post-secondary education.
A first-generation college student, Dr. Villa completed her undergraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin and her graduate work at Texas State University. She enjoys running marathons, adventure races, and attending sporting events, especially UT football. She is currently writing a book on Gen Z and how they will change the world.
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