BA, University of Puerto Rico
MBA LSU Shreveport
Que Rico! Cuban Café
Newcomb Art Museum
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico I was traveling for work and I was desperate to find ways to help my island. Tulane’s community mobilized quickly; sending supplies, donating to organizations helping the island and opening their doors to college students across the island to come here and study for a semester. When I got back to campus, I found a card on my desk and thought it was thank you card from a student, but it was from our interns. They got together and collected money to make a donation to an organization that was helping Puerto Rico under my name. Needless to say, I immediately started to cry. It really showed me how genuine service is at Tulane and it is something that will always keep me connected to the campus community.
Once, I was walking my dog on a weekend during Mardi Gras season at Audubon Park and I heard Mardi Gras parade music. I figured it was just another random parade, but it was actually a dancing krewe dress rehearsal! They were all wearing their costumes, singing, dancing; and a lady holding one of these 90’s portable radios was on her roller skates skating around everyone. I am pretty sure you don’t see that anywhere else in the country.
Think about location rather than rankings. A school could be ranked number one for any given major, but it can also be located in a cow pasture. Same thing for a school in a city, maybe you want to live in a smaller community. At the end of the day, city, town or cow pasture, your success will depend on whether or not you are happy in your community.