Born and raised in Boston, Denyel was a METCO student who graduated from Concord Carlisle Regional High School. She’s pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Westfield State University where she is a part of the Urban Education program and was also inducted into the Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology.
Denyel’s first memorable city experience was at the nonprofit organization Crossroads, where she attended camp and later became an employee. During her years working with the organization she helped to provide a safe place for children and teens who experienced trauma or crisis. Denyel has also worked as an Assistant Site Director for the Hyde Park YMCA, in addition to being a Preschool UPK Assistant Teacher at Crispus Attucks Children’s Center in Dorchester.
In her free time, Denyel loves to meditate, sing, write, and listen to music. She also loves the outdoors and when the weather permits, enjoys activities such as swimming, hiking, and camping.