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Paige P.

Tour Guide at Tulane University

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

ppearso@tulane.edu

Major: International Development

Secondary Major: Public Health

Minor: Spanish


I chose Tulane because...

The size of the school was perfect, I wanted to be part of a student body that was committed to community service, and it was in a place completely unlike my hometown. At a mid-size school like Tulane, you will always see people you know in the dining hall and as you walk to class, but there is also always somebody new to meet. Additionally, we have the resources of a much larger university, but there are fewer students competing for opportunities like research positions and internships, which makes it easier to gain experience in your field as an undergraduate. As a prospective student, I was really impressed with Tulane's Service Learning graduation requirements and the number of service-oriented clubs that students can choose from, because I am a firm believer in giving back and community engagement. Lastly, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to live somewhere completely different from what I knew. It isn't always easy being so far from home, but I feel that this experience has allowed me to become more independent and willing to take chances.

My favorite spots in New Orleans are...

Dat Dog, Sucré for amazing gelato, Louis Armstrong Park, and Preservation Hall!

Favorite Tulane class/professor...

SPHU 3010 Foundations of Health Care Systems with Professor Mollye Demosthenidy. I took this class in Spring 2017, in the midst of the Repeal and Replace debate. My instructor was a captivating lecturer, very approachable, and incorporated tons of contemporary news articles and videos into her presentations, which made this a class I always looked forward to attending.

My favorite NOLA festival is...

Blues and BBQ in October!

I'm passionate about...

Guacamole Swimming California Dogs Community Service Exploring New Orleans Traveling

I'm involved with...

Peace Corps Prep Program The Tulane University Service-Dog Training and Education Program (TUSTEP) Tulane Student Alumni Ambassadors Study Abroad ESL Tutoring Swim for Success Asian American Student Union
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