Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Academic Programs

Latin American Studies majors and minors at Tulane gain comprehensive knowledge about Latin America through a mixture of academic study, specialized training, and research abroad. After graduation, their interdisciplinary knowledge, linguistic training, and cultural immersion experiences prepare LAST students for a range of exciting and stimulating careers. Below, a group of talented Stone Center graduates reflect on their time at Tulane and their journeys since graduation, and offer advice for current students.


Jessica Blake, ’06
Elections and Policy Expert


Natalie Ferrell, ’06
Youth Development Promotor for Peace Corps, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Wesley Hedden, ’06
Founder, Sarus Exchange Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Kristen Ardani, ’07
Solar Technology Policy Analyst, Washington DC


Amanda Parker, ’07
World Wildlife Fund, Berlin and Asunción, Uruguay


David Klauber, ’08
Save the Children, Ethiopia


William Faulkner, ’09 Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo


Gabriella LaRocca, ’09
blueEnergy, Bluefields, Nicaragua


Kadhiresan Murugappan, ’09
4th Year Medical Student, Chicago, IL


Allison Bakamjian, ’10
Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia


Ashley Coleman, ’10
Instil Inglês Corporativo Language School, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Lauren Elliot, ’10
Other Worlds are Possible, New Orleans and San Francisco


Max Lantz, ’10
Brazilian Army Commission, Washington, DC; Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland


Michael Murray, ’10
Research Associate, FSG (Foundation Strategy Group)


Ashley Rhodes, ’10
World Bank Group, Washington, DC


Christine Sweeney, ’10
International Republican Institute, Washington, DC


Phylicia Martel, ’11
TeachNOLA, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, Spanish Department


Sam Tabory, ’11
Pencils of Promise, New York City and Guatemala City


Madison Asher, ’12
Ventanillas de Salud, Mexican Consulate, Washington, DC


Robbie Dean, ’12
Teach for America, Dallas, TX


Nora Murphy, ’12
Legal/Administrative Assistant, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Washington, DC

Katie Gray, ’13
Account Representative for Latin America, Intralox, Harahan, LA

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K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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