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Lauren Gaines

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Admission Counselor

Baton Rouge, LA


BA, Tulane University


South Louisiana (excluding New Orleans)

Favorite NOLA Restaurant: 

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood

Favorite Spot on Campus: 

The Student Organizations Center, affectionately known as “The SOC” (pronounced like “sock”)

My “Only at Tulane” Moment: 

Being crowned as Royalty during the homecoming football game my senior year and watching our team take home the W after a very close game!

My “Only in New Orleans” Moment: 

One day I decided to take the streetcar all the way to the end of the line. Sitting there watching neighborhoods pass by and locals and visitors interact, I realized how grateful I was to be in a city that centers community, culture, and kindness always. There’s no place like New Orleans in the entire world!

My Best College Search Process Tip: 

NEVER think you are not good enough, and NEVER sell yourself short! Everyone has gifts and talents that they bring to the table, and the college search is all about finding the school that best uplifts YOU and all you have to offer! Finding it takes time (and sometimes a second or third look at the school you think you like best), but it is all worth it when you find the place that feels like home!