- School affiliation: Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Degree candidacies: BA in Sociology; minors in Africana Studies and Social Policy
Daphne Moraga is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Sociology and minoring in Africana Studies and Social Policy. Though she spent most of her childhood in Beijing, China, she now calls Queens, NY and Baltimore, MD home. Daphne has worked for various nonprofits in NYC and Baltimore, mostly focused on mentoring, increasing access to health care, and empowerment of youth through arts engagement. As a Latina, the daughter of a single mother, and a resident of an inner-city neighborhood with one of the highest populations of undocumented immigrants, she has witnessed firsthand how members of some of her communities (and so many others) have been rendered voiceless or abused by American institutions. She is deeply passionate about using her identities to make historically discriminatory spaces like the criminal (in)justice system and the health care system more equitable and protective of marginalized communities. Daphne’s research interests include housing discrimination, educational equity, access to health care, and COVID-19, especially as these intersect with racial justice. After Hopkins, she hopes to earn a Master’s in Social Work and a JD in Human Rights.