Oluwatobi Odugunwa

Anti Bias Review Board Member

Nashville, TN

Oluwatobi Odugunwa

Expertise

Ableism and Disability Justice; LGBTQ Rights and Liberation; Anti-racist Theory; Class Theory

Education

Vanderbilt University

Introduction

  • Intern through Building Movement Project at the Autistic People of Color Fund
  • Vanderbilt University LGBTQ Intersectional Advocate of the Year and Keegan Traveling Fellowship Finalist
  • Awards: McGill Award for Vanderbilt University Leadership and Academic Excellence, 2021, and Rooted in Resiliency Award for LGBTQ Campus Leadership, 2019

Experience

Oluwatobi was a 2021-22 Keegan Traveling Fellowship Finalist with a project platform centered on global accessibility for disabled people. At the same time, they served as a member of Healthy and Free Tennessee’s, a local reproductive organization, youth council. Oluwatobi has since transitioned from their role as a student activist to become involved in local transformative justice work.

Post-college, they are nearing the end of an internship through the Building Movement Project at the Autistic People of Color Fund, after being selected from a pool of over 200 applicants. Here, they serve as a social media manager and policy intern. Oluwatobi takes pride in the work they do for marginalized communities and try to balance their busy schedule with rest and play. They currently work as both an Anti-Bias Review Board Reviewer and Coordinator.

Education

Oluwatobi received a B.A. from the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University.

A Message from Oluwatobi Odugunwa

As a reviewer and coordinator on the Anti-Bias Review Board, I hope to shed some light on the lived experiences of Black people within the continent and diaspora, disabled and neurodivergent individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. I explicitly believe that centering the most marginalized is the only way to enact equity.

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