Team Member at Tulane University
Class of 2017
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major: Political Science (International Relations)
Secondary Major: Communication
My favorite professor at Tulane is Menaka Philips. Professor Philips teaches in both the Political Science department and is also a part of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. I took her Feminist Political Theory class my sophomore year, and found the material so interesting that I decided to take Professor Philips' Intro to GESS class for fun! Her teaching style is straightforward and approachable for all students, and Professor Philips' friendly demeanor makes for a great learning environment.
I love Seafood Festival because there is always an amazing selection of restaurants and vendors. The food is delicious the bands are always fun. It's a great festival that lots of Louisiana locals like to go to as well!
I love trying new restaurants, and there are so many great places here in New Orleans! If I had to pick a favorite, I'd have to go with District Donuts Sliders Brew on Magazine Street. Not only do they serve great coffee and delicious, quirky donuts, the staff there is so welcoming and the restaurant has an amazing, warm vibe. I've been going here since my freshman year (it's a great study spot as well!), and I'm proud to say that one of my good friends is a baker there now!
When I began to look at colleges, I quickly realized that I wanted to go to school in a bigger city but also that I really liked the feeling that one got being on a campus. Tulane offers the best of both worlds in that students here have the opportunity to explore all of the great experiences that New Orleans has to offer, as well as the feeling of community that we have on our campus. I have learned to take advantage of all the great professional and recreational opportunities available both on and off Tulane's campus. Also, coming in as a freshman, I had no idea what I wanted to study, but through the support of my professors and academic advisor I was able to find areas of study that I feel passionate about.