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Allie Blum

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Allie Blum

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Writer
Hometown: 

Conshohocken, PA

Education: 

BA, Tulane University

Favorite NOLA Restaurant: 

Seaworthy

Favorite Spot on Campus: 

Latin American Library (located on the 4th floor of Howie T)!!!

My “Only at Tulane” Moment: 

In January of 2017, Tulane put together a bus trip to the Women’s March in Washington, DC. It was a business trip; we bussed 21 hours to DC, marched for 8, and turned right back around for New Orleans. The group of students and the trip itself was emblematic of Tulane’s commitment to social justice. I felt extremely lucky to go there with Tulane and to be a part of that historic event.

My “Only in New Orleans” Moment: 

I caught my first Zulu coconut during Mardi Gras of my sophomore year. When I took the coconut out of its plastic bag I saw a slip of paper inside with an email address that said “email me where my coconut wound up!” This was a pretty cosmic handoff because I’m a writer and love writing stories. When I got back to my dorm later that day, I proceeded to write an extremely detailed account of “my coconut story.” The person who decorated the coconut wrote me back, telling me that my “letter” was the best response/thank you he had ever received. We exchanged a few emails after that. In no other city besides New Orleans could I have had an exchange like that.

My Best College Search Process Tip: 

Don’t apply to just one kind of school. Even if you’re confident that you only want to go to a city school, big state school, or small liberal arts college, you’ll be happy to have different kinds of schools to choose from when it comes time to make your decision.