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Hallie B.

Tour Guide at Tulane University

Class of 2021

Hometown: Allendale, NJ

hberndt@tulane.edu

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology, SLAMM


I chose Tulane because...

To be frank, I wasn’t seriously considering Tulane until I came to visit and had the ‘New Orleans’ experience. The city is very romantic with its French architecture, willowing oaks, and soulful cooking. It’s hard not to fall in love with New Orleans, let alone Tulane University, when you first visit. The allure of Tulane is rooted in the countless things that make the school unique. Yes, New Orleans is amazing and so are the academics at Tulane. But Tulane is special because of the caring faculty who will go above and beyond to help you pursue your passions and extend your career. Tulane is unique because of the classmates who aren’t trying to push you down to help themselves but lift you up along with them to help you out too. Tulane is exceptional because of the sunsets over Howie T, chai tea lattes with soy milk from PJ’s, rainbows after a torrential downpour, and Friday’s at the Fly and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.

Favorite Tulane class/professor...

My favorite professor/class was my French class first semester freshman year with Marie Alhinho. She was a French native which made learning French really fun and always brought in the best French food from New Orleans.

My favorite NOLA festival is...

Any and every food festival (Mac and Cheese or Beignet Fest are the best) and the Krewe of Barkus, which was a dog parade was so cute. Obviously we can't forget Mardi Gras too!

My favorite spots in New Orleans are...

Shopping/eating on Magazine Street, running in Audubon Park, and walking around the CBD (Central Business District).

I'm passionate about...

Movies Food Animals Medicine

I'm involved with...

Undergraduate Research Assistant HGA Tulane Pre-Med Society WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Biology Club Alpha Delta Pi Sorority The Tulane University Service-Dog Training and Education Program (TUSTEP)
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