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Zac Ripich

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Zac Ripich

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Title: 
Admission Counselor
Hometown: 

Syracuse, NY

Education: 

BS, Tulane University

Territories: 

North Dakota
South Dakota
Nevada
Utah

Favorite NOLA Restaurant: 

Carmo

Favorite Spot on Campus: 

The benches in the Rock Garden next to Blessey Hall.

My “Only at Tulane” Moment: 

Because of the close relationship I was able to make with my professor, a few friends and I were able to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with her one year when we couldn’t go home. This same professor also taught us how to make cheesecake from pecans and algae and how to graft fruit trees!

My “Only in New Orleans” Moment: 

During my junior year, my friends and I were able to watch the Mardi Gras parade Morpheus from a New Orleans resident’s home while enjoying red beans and rice.

My Best College Search Process Tip: 

Don’t just apply to a school for its prestige. Talk to current students, reach out to your admission counselor, and really research what the school has to offer you, specifically, before deciding to apply or attend. You’ll find that you’re most happy, comfortable, and successful at a school where you are able to be your authentic self, so look for somewhere you feel like you can be you. The friends that I made and the community that I built during my time at Tulane truly pushed me to be my best self!