Junior Deborah Olatunji awarded 2022-2023 Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Fellowship

Monday, August 22, 2022

Deborah Olatunji is one of eight undergraduate students nationally to be awarded the 2022-2023 Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Fellowship.

Deborah Olatunji (she/her) is a Nigerian-American storyteller, creative multi-hyphenate, and visual artist from New Castle, Delaware. She currently is a junior studying Psychology with minors in Anthropology and Africana Studies at Penn, where she has taken Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses and engaged with West Philadelphia through the Netter Center and is also a SNF Paideia Fellow. She hosts the Voices of Disruption Podcast, a soft-life show all about finding glory in the mystery and letting uncertainty hold your hand (available on Spotify, Apple, all platforms). She could talk and learn about poetry, mental health advocacy, and sustainable fashion all day. Deb is looking forward to being in the IA/JGS fellowship and cannot wait “to see how our ideas will grow and transform as we build around and with each other!”

This annual grant, funded by the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., provides a select cohort of student artists and creatives from Imagining America member institutions to receive a tuition scholarship, mentorship, financial support for a community project, and support to attend the IA National Gathering, and other professional development opportunities as part of joining a national network of engaged photographers and digital media makers. 

Read the full press release from Imagining America here.