Chemical Engineer. Child Advocate. Problem Solver.

Chemical Engineer. Child Advocate. Problem Solver.

As an oil and gas engineer, I solve big problems for a living. That's why I ran for school board, and it's why I'm running for state representative. Our state faces serious challenges and they won't be solved by soundbite politicians.

Please join me, and together we can create positive change for our neighbors here in Nueces County and for all Texans.

-Denise Villalobos

About Denise

Denise Villalobos was born and raised in Corpus Christi, and although she grew up economically disadvantaged, it did not stop her from living her American Dream.
Denise attended Tuloso-Midway from Pre-K through high school graduation and went on to become a Chemical Engineer from Texas A&M University Kingsville, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Later she earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
As an oil and gas engineer and project manager, Denise has enhanced reliability programs for refineries across the country, revitalized culture amongst her teams, and as a board member on two national S.T.E.M. organizations, she has inspired students at all academic levels to pursue S.T.E.M. careers.
Denise also ran for Tuloso-Midway school board in order to prioritize student safety, to empower parents and teachers in the classroom, and to make sure that the children of today have the same opportunities she had to excel and find quality, good paying jobs here at home.
Denise is a member of the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers, and she is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi. Earlier this year she was honored by Corpus Christi Under 40 for significant contributions in her professional field as well as service in the community.
Denise and her husband, Ruben, who is also a Chemical Engineer, became foster parents in 2023.