Lela S.

Tour Guide at Tulane University


Class of 2022

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


Major: Public Health

Secondary Major: Political Science

My favorite NOLA festival is...

The Gay Easter Parade in the French Quarter! It's incredible.

My favorite spots in New Orleans are...

Gasa Gasa, Audobon Park, Buffalo Exchange, La Petite Grocery, Croissant D'Or, Magazine St, Garden District, Domilise's Po Boys, and Red White and Blue Thrift in Metairie.

Favorite Tulane class/professor...

Gender & Society (SOCI 1040) with Professor Starr! Professor Starr is so well versed in gender literature and her class is fast paced but thoroughly interesting. I also loved Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES 3601) with Dr. Drury and Dr. LeBlanc! It's a class that combines psychology, public health, parenting, neuroscience, social work, and sociology to learn about how trauma affects children and how our bodies process these effects in the long term.

I chose Tulane because...

What first attracted me to Tulane was its Public Health undergraduate program, study abroad opportunities, and the ability to be somewhere that is rich with culture and art. In both New Orleans and Los Angeles (my home town) diversity is a hallmark of the city. Tulane and its students understand that having a city rich with different cultural histories is the best part about where you live and I really felt that when I stepped on campus.

I'm passionate about...

Reading Spanish Travel Social Justice Making Playlists on Spotify Camping Film Photography

I'm involved with...

Civic Engagement Waveleader AKPsi Business Fraternity New Student and Leadership Program Admissions Intern TIDES Peer Mentor Green Wave Ambassadors
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