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University: Columbia University
Major: Political Science and Statistics
Languages: Spanish, Arabic
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Biography: Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Deja Foxx now lives in New York City as a first year student at Columbia University. Her activism journey began in 2015 when she became homeless and experienced firsthand how her school's current sex education was disproportionately affecting students like her. Since organizing her peers around comprehensive sex education, Deja has scaled up her work. At just 19 years old, she has gone viral, shared her story on outlets like CNN and the Washington Post, lobbied on Capitol Hill, organized around ending family separation and gun violence, helped to found the El Rio Reproductive Health Access Project, joined JUV Consulting as a Senior Partner, been named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21, and founded GenZ Girl Gang.