Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: B.A. English, B.A. Media Studies, CUNY Queens College
Deja grew up as an only child in a single-parent household in Queens, NY. Starting from her youth, Deja learned to love storytelling in all its forms: video games, films, novels and TV shows. If she wasn’t glued to her television watching horror movies, her face would be glued to a book. Taking her passions for narratives and writing, she decided to double major in English and Media Studies to enrich her knowledge of cinema and literature. Upon graduating with her Cum Laude Bachelor’s of Arts from Queens College, Deja has decided to pursue a career as an English teacher to help other kids and teens find their literary voice. She hopes to foster both analytic and creative qualities in all of her future students through Blue Engine. Deja also plans to return to graduate school for either English literature or Education.