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Danae Watson

Depaul University




Danae Watson is a Black and queer student, artist, and soon-to-be graduate from Harold Washington College with an associate degree in psychology. They are proud to have a strong 4.0 GPA. They plan to take their studies further at Depaul University to attain their bachelor’s degree. They are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a One Million Degrees scholar. Growing up in South Bend, Indiana shaped who they are today. They survived trauma, abuse, and poverty as they traversed academia and found solace on the stage. They sing, dance, and act through the struggles of life as a member of the Art4 Theatre Company, the Black Voice artist collection, and UZIMA Drumming and Dance Company. They also create with local Chicago-based artist, Ezedike. When they are not studying for school, they are working at Bentley’s Pet Stuff as a pet consultant. They plan to incorporate their love for artistry and passion for psychology to create safe spaces for queer and Black folks in their hometown and beyond. They are extremely grateful for the individuals and communities that have brought them so far and are immensely proud of themselves for reaching their goals.

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