Denise Kersten-Wills is a senior editor for The Atlantic, responsible for profiles and features and also producing special editorial packages. She joined The Atlantic from Politico magazine, which she helped launch, serving as a senior editor. Before Politico, Wills spent five years as an editor at Washingtonian, where she oversaw features, profiles and investigative reports. Wills also was a staff correspondent for Government Executive from 2004-2005 and has worked as an editor at Teacher magazine and at USA TODAY. Wills has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown, her alma mater.