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2020 CAST Fellows

CAST Fellows are current Tulane students and your expert guides through the CAST program. Feel free to reach out to any of the Fellows with questions about CAST, the university, student life, or the city of New Orleans. They’re here to help!

Gabe Darley
Chicago, IL
Gabe Darley
About:

Hey everybody! My name is Gabe Darley (He, His, Him, Himself) and I'm a junior from Chicago. I'm double-majoring in Computer Science and English, with minors in Math and Chinese language. Outside of class, I run a volunteer tutoring program, sit on the U.S.G. Sustainability Committee, and write for the Hullabaloo, Tulane's student newspaper. I'm a lover of making art, playing board games, and being outdoors. Welcome to the Tulane family!

Patricia Noel
Birmingham, AL
Patricia Noel
About:

Hi y'all! My name is Patricia Noel (She, Her, Hers, Herself), and I am a rising junior from Birmingham, AL. I am studying Political Science and Legal Studies in Business with a minor in History. In addition to being a CAST fellow, I am a member of the Board of Directors that organizes New Student Orientation for the class of 2024. On campus, I am involved with the Office of New Student and Leadership Programs, Green Wave Ambassadors, and the Undergraduate Student Government. I also sit on the Executive Board of my sorority. In my free time,  you can find me in the Business School with a croissant and a vanilla latte or in the LBC with a Beyond burger and sweet potato fries from Wow cafe! So excited to meet you all so soon and ROLL WAVE!

Peyton Jernigan
Arlington, VA
Peyton Jernigan
About:

Hey y’all! My name is Peyton Jernigan (she, her, hers, herself) and I am a rising junior from Arlington, VA. I am majoring in Public Health and Neuroscience with a minor in music and I’m currently on the pre-med track. On campus, I am involved in Green Wave Ambassadors, social greek life and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. I also serve as a member of the Board of Directors for New Student Orientation and hold an on-campus job at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. When I’m not studying, you can find me watching the sunset at the fly or searching for a new coffee shop in the city. I can’t wait to meet y’all this summer!

Lindsay Nissenbaum
Brooklyn, New York
Lindsay Nissenbaum
About:

Hi, y’all! My name is Lindsay Nissenbaum (she/her/hers/herself) and I’m a rising senior from Brooklyn, New York. I’m double majoring in International Development and Spanish and minoring in Management. In 2019, I was super lucky to have studied abroad in both Spain and Ecuador and I came back fluent in Spanish! Back home in New Orleans, I’m a tour guide at Tulane, in a sorority, and work in a local restaurant. So, if you need any restaurant recommendations, I’m your girl. I absolutely love Tulane and New Orleans and I feel so lucky to have spent the last three years here. I am so excited to be working with CAST this summer and I cannot wait to meet you! Roll wave!

Lance Brunson
Mobile, AL
Lance Brunson
About:

Hi y’all! My name is Lance Brunson (He, Him, His, Himself), and I am a rising junior from Mobile, Alabama. I am double majoring in Communication and French. On campus, I am involved in Green Wave Ambassadors and the Honors Program. I also serve as the Public Relations chair for Green Envy A Cappella, and I am a member of the Board of Directors for New Student Orientation 2020. I am a coffee fanatic, and I can typically be found at PJ's on Willow. I'm very excited to meet y'all this summer!

Joanitah Nakiggwe
Shreveport, LA
Joanitah Nakiggwe
About:

Hey Y’all! My name is Joanitah Nakiggwe (she/her/hers/herself) but you can call me Jo! I’m a rising senior from Shreveport, Louisiana and I’m majoring in International Development and Sociology with a minor in Psychology. At Tulane, I am a community engagement advocate, a Diversity Fellow, a Newcomb Tulane College Intern, I work with the Peace Corps Prep Program, and I have spent some time in Undergraduate Student Government. I love art and music so I’m also a member of Tulane’s flute choir. When I’m not running around campus I love exploring and taking pictures of my adventures. This summer is going to be great- can’t wait to meet you all!