Deborah Adebanjo


Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2026

Major(s): International Humanitarian Studies & Political Science

Minor: Bioethics

Clubs: Model UN, Pre-Law Society, ASILI, El Grito, Curl Talk
Pronouns: She/Her

Why did you join USG?

I have gained a strong urge to be the change that I and many other students want to see at Fordham University. To create change, one must start somewhere, and that start, for me, begins with USG. I am here to be the voice for Fordham students from all backgrounds because I firmly believe that their voices and concerns matter. On another note, as a Black woman attending Fordham, a predominantly White institution, I have an extra layer of an intersectional experience here as a person of color (POC). While I cannot speak for or relate to all POC that attend Fordham. I want to be someone that POC students and as well as other diverse student groups/populations, feel can help them be that extra voice that they may need to be heard on a larger scale in order to improve their experience at Fordham.
I am here to lead, I am here to listen, and I am here to innovate. I am here for all students of Fordham.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year?

I will push for more dining options that students can enjoy. I will push for better living circumstances in student housing. I also want to push for an emphasis on student mental health advocacy, and I want to focus on improving counseling services. I will advocate for more accessibility for disabled students and push for true inter-faith unity like having holy days like the Muslim EID be recognized as a school holiday. Overall, I will push and fight for a better quality of student life.

What is your hometown?

Boston, Massachusetts

What is your favorite thing about Fordham?

The diverse population, location, supportive communities, occasional free food and fun events etc… 

What has been your favorite class at Fordham so far?

Theatre 1100!!! My professor Mark Greenfield was a great teacher, the class was so fun and educative. It was an easy going class environment. I loved making new friends there too! I liked going to see plays and performing some as well!