Denise Pike is a public historian and heritage preservationist born and raised in the Twin Cities. Throughout her studies she has been dedicated to linking inequalities in our present day with evidence of historical injustice. Her research interests and past work include the intersection of data, mapping, race, power, and urban history to address today’s disparities. After finishing her MHSPH in Heritage Studies and Public History, Denise plans to continue working on collaborative and transformative public history projects in the Twin Cities, illuminating the consequences of racism and structural discrimination on our communities and urban landscape.