Denise Wright is the assistant director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where she manages graduate student initiatives and the Institute’s signature Visiting Fellows program, which brings prominent and junior scholars in international studies to the University of Notre Dame.

Wright, who came to Kellogg in 2008 and is a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team, administers various awards and fellowships offered to PhD students and promotes graduate student participation in Kellogg research projects, working groups, seminars, and lectures. She also facilitates interactions between Kellogg’s graduate student and Visiting Fellows programs and the broader Notre Dame community, encouraging further collaboration and networking. 

Originally from New Orleans, Wright holds a BA in mass communications from Loyola University New Orleans and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for process improvement. She is pursuing an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration degree at the Mendoza College of Business, with an expected completion date of spring 2024.