Meet the Class of 2024

Deborah Olatunji

Hometown: New Castle, DE
Major:  Psychology

Activities & Honors:

  • Founders Education Chair and Team Leader – Sigma Eta Pi (SEP)
  • 2-year Marketing & Community Outreach Chair – The Excelano Project
  • Nationally Recognized Art Fellow  – Joy of Giving Something / Imagining America Fellowship (2022-2023)
  • 4-year Planning Committee Member – Kelly Writers House
  • Mentor – Penn Africana Pre-Freshman Program, Penn Arts  and Penn First Plus TA
  • Member – CANTU Glow and We Nations Global Cohorts
  • Host- Voices of Disruption Podcast

Hobbies: Writing, painting, curating playlists, designing my apartment, traveling to new cities (been on 16 planes this year!), reading Audre Lorde, and walking around West Philadelphia
Favorite  Book: Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Favorite Movies: 
Life Itself & They Cloned Tyrone
Favorite Food:
Currently Vietnamese food!
Favorite Quote: “Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.” ~  Lucille Clifton

Plans After Penn: Social impact consulting or a  fellowship abroad in an African country