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Opeoluwa Obasa ’20

Opeoluwa Obasa ’20

Opeoluwa’s Purchase Experience In Her Own Words

Studying anthropology laid the foundations for a life long appreciation for cultural values, gender relations, diversity, social justice and religion.

After graduating from Purchase I knew that I wanted a career that allowed me to continue examining these concepts and while also working towards social change for underrepresented communities.

After a year of reflection, I applied to the Graduate School of Social Work at Fordham University. My time at Fordham further exposed me to the idea of psychotherapy and how therapeutic services can be so impactful in the overall trajectory of young people.

Now that I’ve graduated with my MSW, I’m looking forward to working with female youths of color focusing closely on the culture driven understandings of gender roles, and psychosocial development. I’m thankful that my journey has led me here , and I owe part of my success to the professors and friends at Purchase that helped me find my voice.