Denise Masumoto is the Manager of Corporate Relations for the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She oversees all the coordination and logistics of the Global Affiliates Program working closely with the Center Deputy Director to develop programming activities. Prior to joining APARC in 2005, she worked in the hospitality industry in both San Francisco and Maui, specifically in catering and convention services. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BS in managerial economics.