Denarra Simmons

Denarra plays an important role in supporting Merck’s work on advocacy issues by sharing her personal story and experiences with elected officials and the public. Denarra has focused her advocacy on communities of color and the development of women and girls in STEM. Her work has helped enhance Merck’s story and assisted the Merck government affairs team build effective policy and advocacy strategies for the company and the industry. She was recently recognized in a newly launched campaign called #ScienceWorks for her efforts to engage in discussions with members of both the Senate and House of Representatives.