Deborah Coffy (they/she) is a Black Gen-Z Haitian-American writer & researcher born in the Atlanta area, raised in the Pittsburgh area, and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. They are a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where they double majored in Clinical Psychology and Political Science and double minored in Journalism and Human Services.
They are passionate about and advocate for social justice, womanism, Black liberation, reproductive justice, mental health, (bodily) autonomy, and BIPOC queer matters. They have worked or been part of organizations such as the League of Women Voters, Equality Florida, Black Health Commission, Ruth’s List Florida, Emily’s List, Peer Support Space, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Organization for Women, the Queer Trans Project, and the Black and Missing Foundation.
They have been awarded the Dorothy Walker Ruggles Democracy Scholarship, the Legacy Award, the Alvin Y Wang Undergraduate Research Scholarship, and the Dively-Dupuis LGBTQ Scholarship. Outside of activism and research, They enjoy travel, live music, fashion, writing, and having fun with their friends & community.
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