Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Phylicia Martel, '11

TeachNOLA, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, Spanish Department After graduating from Tulane, Phylicia entered the TeachNOLA Teaching Fellows Program, an alternative pathway…  read more

Max Lantz, '09

Brazilian Army Commission, Washington, DC; Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland Max’s journey since graduating from Tulane has been a long…  read more

Lauren Elliot, '10

Other Worlds are Possible, New Orleans and San Francisco Lauren Elliot at Universidade de la Tierra during her study abroad Lauren works with Other Worlds…  read more

Kristen Ardani, '07

Solar Technology Policy Analyst, Washington DC After graduating from Tulane in 2007, Kristen stayed in New Orleans to work on post-Katrina environmental challenges. In 2008…  read more

Kadhiresan Murugappan, '09

4th Year Medical Student, Chicago, IL Like many of our students, Kadhir‘€™s academic preparation for a career in medicine entailed breadth and depth beyond the…  read more

Jessica Blake, '06

Elections and Policy Expert, New Mexico After graduation in 2007, Jessica moved to Buenos Aires and pursued a graduate degree in Marketing from the Universidad…  read more

Gabriella LaRocca, '09

blueEnergy, Bluefields, Nicaragua Gabriella working for blueEnergy in Nicaragua distributing an efficient stove. Immediately after graduating from Tulane in 2009, Gabriella pursued a Masters degree…  read more

Christine Sweeney, '10

International Republican Institute, Washington, DC Christine Sweeney works for the International Republican Institute (IRI), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. Christine…  read more

Ashley Rhodes, '10

World Bank Group, Washington, DC Ashley Rhodes is a Watch Officer in the Security Operations Center at the World Bank Group. Ashley’s professional experience and…  read more

Ashley Coleman, '10

Instil Inglês Corporativo Language School, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Ashley Coleman is a Business English instructor at a local language cooperative in…  read more

Amanda Parker, '07

Project Manager, Sustainable Land Use at World Wildlife Fund, Berlin Germany and Asunción, Paraguay Amanda Parker is Project Manager of Forest Protection for Paraguay for…  read more

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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.