Deborah Alagbada is a first-generation Nigerian-American majoring in Legal Studies and Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She was raised by her immigrant parents in Watts, a low-income neighborhood primarily occupied by Black and Latinx communities. Growing up, she witnessed a lot of inequalities streaming from a lack of resources and inadequate funding. Deborah hopes to use her degree to help amplify the voices of those who have been silenced for too long. By continuing the fight against injustice for everyone facing inequalities and discrimination, Deborah hopes to be able to provide underserved communities with more opportunities when it comes to higher education as well as better working and living conditions.
This summer, she hopes to gain the knowledge and skills to create and advance policies that will promote equity as well as opportunities when it comes to high education.
Major(s): Legal Studies
Minor(s): Ethnic Studies