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Tulane Global Ambassadors

Below is just a small group of international and U.S. students at Tulane who are actively engaged with our international community. These Global Ambassadors are more than happy to discuss aspects of Tulane with you, as well as their adjustment to making our unique campus and city home.

Each student has listed topics that most interest them, as well as their hometown. Please get in touch with any and all of them for their personal perspectives on Tulane.  

Parshva Vakharia
Mumbai, India
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Economics, Political Science
Minor: School of Liberal Arts Management Minor
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Spanish, Gujarati
Class of 2021
pvakharia@tulane.edu

Sarper Tutuncuoglu
Istanbul, Turkey
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Business, Computer Science
Languages Spoken: Turkish, English, some French
Class of 2021
stutuncuoglu@tulane.edu

Monica Hurtarte
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Economics & Finance, Master of Accounting
Minor: Legal Studies in Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Class of 2019 (Master of Accounting, 2020)
mhurtart@tulane.edu

Jeong min Oh
Busan, South Korea
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Languages Spoken: Korean, English
Class of 2018
joh1@tulane.edu

Alejandra Gonzalez Vargas
Monterrey, Mexico
Alejandra Gonzalez Vargas

Majors: Anthropology, Management
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, French, German, some Arabic
Class of 2020
agonza2@tulane.edu

Judith Dayan
Panama City, Panama
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Communications, Psychology & Early Childhood Education
Minors: School of Liberal Arts Management Minor, Jewish Studies
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, some Hebrew
Class of 2021
jdayan1@tulane.edu

Phuong (Suzy) Ho
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Marketing
Languages Spoken: Vietnamese, English
Class of 2021
pho1@tulane.edu

Deepika Rajkumar
Pune, India
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Music
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, some Hindi and Tamil
Class of 2020
drajkuma@tulane.edu

Leticia Ferreira Nakatani
São Paulo, Brazil
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Neuroscience
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, German, English, Spanish
Class of 2021
lnakatani@tulane.edu

Pritika Sharma
New Delhi, India
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Anthropology, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Minor: International Development
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, French, Punjabi, Urdu
Class of 2020
psharma@tulane.edu

Derrick Shu
Shanghai, China
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Management
Minor: Marketing
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese, Japanese
Class of 2020
xshu@tulane.edu

Thanda Myo Win
Yangon, Myanmar
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Economics
Languages Spoken: Burmese, English
Class of 2020
twin@tulane.edu

Pari Dhruva
Mumbai, India
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Marketing
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujurati
Class of 2021
pdhruva@tulane.edu

Valeria Gonzalez
Quito, Ecuador
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Undecided Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Class of 2021
vgonzalez@tulane.edu

Jae Eun Park
Seoul, South Korea
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Psychology
Languages Spoken: Korean, English
Class of 2020
jpark14@tulane.edu

Zekun Wu
Shangrao, China
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Finance, Marketing, Computer Science
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English
Class of 2020
zwu13@tulane.edu

Cathleen Kuo
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Biomedical Engineering
Languages Spoken: Chinese, English, Taiwanese
Class of 2021
ckuo3@tulane.edu

Jackie Kandalaft
Abu Dhabi, UAE and Beirut, Lebanon
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Psychology, International Relations
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic, French
Class of 2019
jkandala@tulane.edu

Dinuka Malith Don Nakandalage
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Economics, Mathematics
Minor: Political Science
Languages Spoken: Sinhala, English
Class of 2019 (Transfer student)
ddonnakandalage@tulane.edu

Leyao (Emma) Tong
Taiyuan, China
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Majors: Legal Studies, Computer Science
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English
Class of 2021
ltong@tulane.edu

Charles Copetas
Paris, France
Tulane University Global Ambassadors

Major: Linguistics
Minor: Spanish
Languages Spoken: French, English
Class of 2020
ccopetas@tulane.edu