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Hallie B.

Tour Guide at Tulane University

Class of 2021

Hometown: Allendale, NJ

hberndt@tulane.edu

Major: Biology

Secondary Major: Psychology

Minor: SLAMM


Favorite Tulane class/professor...

My favorite professor/class was my biochemistry professor, Dr. Abboud. She always taught the topic in a really interesting thing and was always super understanding and helpful as we transitioned to online classes. I loved her class so much, I am now her supplemental instructor!

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.

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 is 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...

Traveling Movies Food Animals Medicine

I'm involved with...

Supplemental Instructor Alpha Phi Omega (Service Faternity) 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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