Deborah Adewale

Deborah Adewale

Deborah Adewale

Religious Education Teacher, St. Francis Mission
Fordham University ’15
Major: Psychology and Philosophy
Fun Fact: Loves yoga

Can you share a little about the moment you got your welcome call from JVC?

I was at work. After stepping out to take the call, once I heard that I had been accepted to my placement, I was speechless. I dropped to the floor and all I wanted to do was scream. It was amazing.

Who is your role model and why?

My mom is my role model because she is strong and resilient. She raised my sisters and me by herself and she always encourages our dreams and motivates us to be our best selves.

Name one bucket list item you’re looking forward to crossing off with your community.

I would like to get to know my community by doing active community activities. I really hope to do outdoors activities, like hiking!

What did you get your degree in? How and why did you choose your college/major?

I got my degree in Psychology and Philosophy. I chose Psychology because I really liked it and it let me explore my interest in human behavior. While I did not really do well in my intro Philosophy classes, I liked what I was learning. So, I decided to take two more classes and they blew me away by challenged me in a whole new way.

What was the most inspiring experience you had in college?

Being the president of the Black Student Alliance was one of the most inspiring experiences in my college. Taking on such responsibility showed me that I could take on the responsibility to lead such an amazing club.