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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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.

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

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.