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CAST Fellows

CAST Fellows are current Tulane students and your expert guides through the CAST program. They’re your "go tos" on CAST, the university, student life, and the city of New Orleans. CAST Fellows are here to help!


Vincie Wang
Hong Kong

Vincie Wang
About:

Hi y’all, my name is Vincie Wang, I’m from Hong Kong and I grew up in Shanghai, China. I’m a rising senior, double majoring in economics and psychology. On campus, you’ll find me working at Tulane’s Center for Public Service, I’m also involved in the Undergraduate Student Government, research in the economics department, Greek life, and so much more. I am so excited to meet y’all this summer, welcome to Tulane.

Kennedy Walker
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kennedy Walker
About:

Hi everyone, my name is Kennedy and I’m a rising senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana double majoring in dance and neuroscience, with a minor in chemistry on the pre-med track. On campus, I’m an intern in the Office of Undergraduate Admission and a Green Wave Ambassador. Aside from that, I am the secretary of the roller-skating club, I am in a sorority in which I’m on the executive board, and I am really involved with new student leadership programs. I was a Wave Leader as a sophomore and was on the Board of Directors for orientation as a junior. I have also been involved with Newcomb Dance Company. I am so excited for CAST this summer, and I can’t wait to meet all of you and help you start your Tulane journey. 

Ethan Sirhal
Ethan Sirhal
About:

Hi everyone, my name is Ethan Sirhal, and I’m a member of Tulane University’s Class of 2023, studying Economics and History. I’m also a contracted cadet in the Orleans Battalion ROTC Program, through the US Army. At Tulane, I’m currently conducting funded research through the Tenenbaum Sophomore Seminar on the role of US military and quasi-military forces in establishing colonial control over the Unincorporated Territory of Puerto Rico. Apart from the classroom, I serve on Dean Suri Duitch’s Student Advisory Board which consults the Dean on the current needs and issues that Tulane students face. Within ROTC, I’m also the MS-II Class Leader and acting Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for my battalion. Welcome to Tulane!

Journe Smith
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Journe Smith
About:

Hey y’all, I’m Journe. I’m a rising sophomore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and I’m majoring in political science with a concentration in pre-law and a minor in philosophy. Around campus, you’ll probably catch me in the stadium, in the stands at the games. I’m a cheerleader, I’m in the freshman leadership program, and I’m also on the awards and elections committee. I’m really excited to get CAST kicked off for the summer, and I’m extra excited to be one of your CAST fellows, so I’m ready for y’all to come and be able to get all the resources we have to offer here at Tulane for your first semester and beyond. So let’s get it started, CAST!

Mia Schneller
Boston, Massachusetts
Mia Schneller
About:

Hey everyone, my name is Mia, and I’m a rising senior from Boston, Massachusetts. I am double majoring in English and philosophy, and some of the things that I’m involved with on campus are I’ve been a Board of Director for New student orientation in 2020 and then again this year, in 2021. I am a peer success leader for the student success center, and I’m the vice president of the TUlane roller skating club. I am so, so excited to meet y'all over CAST this summer and I’m so excited to welcome y’all to the Tulane family.

Lance Brunson
Mobile, Alabama
Lance Brunson
About:

Hey y’all, my name is Lance, and I’m a rising senior originally from Mobile, Alabama, double majoring in communication and anthropology, and minoring in French. Here on campus, I work as an intern in the Office of Admission, I serve as the public relations chair for my a cappella group, Green Envy, and I’m also a member of the honors program, so I’m getting ready to write an honors thesis. I’m so excited for CAST to start, and I can’t wait to welcome y’all to the Tulane family.