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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Kaqchikel Language Table

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. It’s the holiday season on Dec. 2. Join Mtro. Marco Antonio Guaján (aka Mokchewan) to compare your favorite holiday celebrations.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.