Tour Guide at Tulane University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Boston, MA
Secondary Major: Social Policy/ Practice
During my freshmen year, I signed up for the Nola Performance TIDES class. I went into it thinking it would be about the drama and theatre culture of New Orleans but instead, it focused on how the city itself performs. We learned about the many different faces New Orleans has and how all the history and culture have shaped its performance. My professor was Brittney Kennedy, a Spanish professor, and who also happened to be my Sharp resident faculty advisor. Professor Kennedy has a passion on everything she teaches, whether its Spanish or New Orleans history, and has had a lasting impact on me to this day.
One of my favorite spots in New Orleans is French Truck Coffee. Not only does it have the best iced coffee in the city but it is also a great place to do work, both inside and outside, as I like to mix up my study spaces. Another place I love in New Orleans is Maple Street as some of my favorite restaurants, such as Ba Chi and Satsuma, are located there. I love walking down the street with my friends and randomly picking a new place to eat.
100% Po Boy festival. Although there are over 365 festivals, many of them being food related, this was the first one I attended and therefore the most important to me. I will never forget my pulled pork po boy with fried onions, French fries, and a lot of other delicious foods added on top. It was life changing.
Walking on campus I could picture myself here. The student body was warm and inviting, the opportunities are endless, and New Orleans is an incredible city. Being from the Northeast, I knew I wanted to get out of the cold and when I stepped foot on campus, I immediately knew I had found my home for the next four years.