Meet Our Scholars
Elliot Babilonia was born and raised in Bronx in New York City. He loves playing video games, writing poetry, participating in spoken word, acting, singing, and playing guitar. He has done advocacy work throughout his life as a transgender, bisexual man standing up for himself and being a minority surrounded by other minorities. He was bullied in elementary school for doing activities that boys typically do. He came out as a transgender male at 10 to his family, teachers and peers. He got in fights almost every day, constantly getting himself into trouble just for standing up for himself — that was when the teacher at his school made a GSA for the LGBTQ students at his middle school as a safe space. And when Elliot went into high school at Fordham High School For The Arts, he founded the GSA so the students at his high school would not have to experience the same oppression that he experienced growing up. He will study Computer Science at Manhattan College and minor in Music. He will continue advocating for his community as someone in the LGBTQ community but also as an Afro-Latino person.