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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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

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. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE WHICH OPENS UP IN JULY

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS INSTITUTE For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.