Denzel Tongue is the Health & Public Benefits Campaign Coordinator at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). Denzel works on campaigns that will protect and expand access to California's safety net for immigrants and other marginalized communities.
Denzel's passion for positive social change lies at the intersection of health and public policy. He brings a high level of commitment and dedication to fighting for the rights of low-income people of color in particular. Prior to joining CIPC, Denzel was a Health Policy Fellow with The Greenlining Institute where he advocated for equitable public and private investment in California's health workforce to promote diversity and cultural competency amongst providers. He also led efforts to eliminate barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals in Alameda County, and promote their health and wellbeing via the Boys and Men of Color initiative.
Denzel graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Sociology from Occidental College. He was a Policy Fellow at the Public Policy and International Affairs Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy of the University of California, Berkeley. Denzel is a native of Oakland, California.