Tour Guide at Tulane University
Class of 2019
Hometown: Brookfield, WI
Major: Public Health
Secondary Major: Sociology
My favorite festival is Crawfest because it happens right on Tulane's campus and provides all of our students with unlimited free food! It amazes me that Crawfest is entirely planned and executed by Tulane students, and it seems like the entire New Orleans community around campus really enjoys it.
I love the freedom I have to study absolutely whatever I want. Even though I'm passionate about Public Health and Nutrition, I can just as easily change my major (or double major) to theater or dance. The community service requirement is also a great part of the core curriculum because it really gets students out into New Orleans to form relationships and make a difference instead of just sitting in a classroom!
On a beautiful weekend day, I absolutely love walking down Magazine St. to thrift shop or grab lunch at a cute local bakery or restaurant. The environment around magazine is gorgeous, and if you go to the side closer to campus, you can go to the zoo!
I once took a class named "Organizational Leadership and Management in Public Health." I was a bit wary going into it as it didn't sound like one of the most engaging course, but it ended up being my favorite because of my professor. It turns out this class was taught by Eamon Kelly, who was president of Tulane for seventeen years! The stories he told from his past leadership experiences were fascinating (and sometimes funny) and it was a privilege to get to know Dr.Kelly.