Denzell is from Brooklyn, NY. He went to a boarding school called St. Paul's School in Concord, NH, where he learned the importance and expansiveness of diversity. "It goes beyond race and ethnicity to encompass a myriad of categorizations such as religion, socio-economic status, sexuality, nationality, etc." In high school, he served primarily as a prefect, student admissions officer and captain of the Track and Field team. Denzell graduated Summa Cum Laude with distinctions in Sciences. In his free time, he took piano and voice lessons and also frequently fashioned ceramics.

As a tutor for UIC, Denzell is most interested to help facilitate the development of strong thinkers and engaged learners. Over the years, he has served with the Boys' Club of NY and Inspiring Young Minds to mentor youth. His ambition is to start an organization in his home community that will foster the growth of underprivileged youth through enrichment programs and extracurricular activities that will not only keep kids off the streets but build highly qualified candidates for elite high schools and universities.

On campus, he is a member of the Yale Black Men's Union, serving as the Community Outreach Chair where he hopes to diversify and expand the Union's outreach in regard to service in the New Haven community.