BA, Bard College
Pizza Delicious. It’s the best New York style pizza in town and they catered my wedding!
Newcomb Art Museum. They’ve got a really cool collection, especially work from amazing local artists like Rontherin Ratliff and Carl Joe Williams.
Tulane has really incredible faculty. Tulane Professor and Historical Geographer Richard Campanella’s work has informed the way I work and live in New Orleans for a decade. And Jesmyn Ward teaches here! Thankfully small class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors – take advantage of that.
There are way too many to choose from: opening for Tank and the Bangas at Tipitinas; finally catching Mr. Okra’s truck to buy produce; walking in the Chewbacchus parade; dancing at Mimi’s or Hi-Ho for DJ Soul Sister’s sets; AND eating my favorite vegetarian sandwich in the world: a french fry po’boy at Parkway. New Orleans is magic.
Fit is so important. You’re not just picking the college that sounds the most impressive or looks the best on paper: you’re choosing the place, people, location, and resources that are going to help shape you into the person you want to become. Be honest with yourself and go with your gut.