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Admission Counselor

New Orleans, LA


BA, Loyola University New Orleans



Favorite NOLA Restaurant: 

Parkway Bakery and Tavern (a classic)

Favorite Spot on Campus: 

Newcomb Art Museum because you can enjoy local artists such as Brandan “BMike” Odums work and international work, then step outside to greenery and students walking around. There is so much at once and it is all beautiful.

My “Only at Tulane” Moment: 

My only at Tulane moment was becoming friends with a Palestinian American Tulane student at the New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival and then them recognizing me on campus as if we had known each other for years. It is a testament to the global perspective of students here!

My “Only in New Orleans” Moment: 

Studying at New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co while a Saint’s game was on and hearing “Who Dat” cheers of families over their mini Beignet’s as they scored.

My Best College Search Process Tip: 

Your admissions counselors are your resource. The college search process is a process after all and it is important to ask as many questions as you would like and need to. Ask to sit in on classes, talk to faculty and staff, and while you are touring or speaking to current students, get a feel for the environment you’re in; it could surprise you!