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Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Leaders in Service: Current Recipients

Christie Andolena served with Tulane United for Autism and the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. She volunteered with the Prism Project of Greater New Orleans for the past two years, and interned at the Chartwell Center and the LSU Public Hospital. 

Emily Bowden worked at Banneker Elementary through twp service learning classes and the federal work study program. During her senior year, she worked specifically as a classroom assistant in a first grade classroom. She completed a public service internship at Lafayette Academy. 

Clare Burke was an active member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity since her freshman year, serving as the New Member Educator. She worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA summer associate serving at Tulane's Upward Bound program, where she has continued to be involved through her senior year. 

Anna Carson served For The Children, teachNOLA, and Susan G. Komen New Orleans. During her senior year, she worked as a Program Associate at teachNOLA and with Professor Whelan's Education in a Diverse Society course as a Public Service Fellow. 

Liz Cherrick served with Relay For Life throughout her Tulane career, first as Recruitment Chair, then Finance Chair, and finally Director. She also served as the Vice Chair of Finance on the CACTUS executive board during her senior year. 

Lindsey Curewitz was a Community Service Scholar, serving as the Scholar Leader during her junior and senior years. She worked with the Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana, the Book Giving Tree, Outreach Tulane, Swim4Success, and NOLA Loves the Philippines. 

Ellen Dean served with Alpha Phi Omega as Secretary and President. She worked with the Rhetoric NOLA middle school debate league with Dr. McBride and the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. In her senior year, She volunteered with physical therapists at Touro Infirmary in the Neuro Rehab Center. 

Ilana Elias worked with Dr. Stacy Overstreet as a research assistant in school mental health psychology since sophomore year. As a senior, she interned with Project Fleur-de-lis to implement a school intervention program and became a Center for Public Service Public Service Fellow. 

Angela Filardo was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, served as head tutor for the Roots of Music program, and tutored and mentored students in the special education department at KIPP Believe College Prep. As a UGL Services Scholar, she develope food justice oriented service projects on campus. 

Samantha Gould was the project coordinator of the Book Giving project her sophomore year. In her junior year, she joined the CACTUS exec board and served as the Vice President of TUCAN. As a senior, she was the chair of CACTUS, including chairing Outreach Tulane and leading the CACTUS exec board. 

Emilie Grodman served as a Public Service Fellow for Dr. Cronin's Cellular Physiology and Adam Mysock's Mural painting courses. She traveled to Dharamsala, India with the Center for Public Service's Compassion in Action Program. As a UGL Services Scholar, she co-founded the Community Health Advocates of Tulane and served as a Public Service Intern at the Healthcare for the Homeless. 

Ophir Haberer founded the Hope Gardens Project and the Green Wave Community Market. He helped develop the Sustainable Solutions workshop series in Central City and at Tulane and coordinated projects for Outreach Tulane and MLK Day of Service. He served with Our School at Blair Grocery, Urban Farmstead, the Green Project, A's and Aces's, Nola Locavores, the Iberville Boys and Girls Club, Science Club at Ben Franklin, among others.   

Emily Herrick served with Make Music NOLA! as a violin and viola instructor and was the President and co-founder of ONE @ Tulane, a foreign aid advocacy group. She also worked as a behavioral intervention intern with the Kansas Department of Health and as a student researcher in Thomas Voss' lab at Tulane Medical School. 

Kathryn Homan interned with the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center and the Audrey Hepburn Child at Risk Evaluation Center. Her work aided in the research and development of Dear Parents, a media campaign to effectively change social norms surrounding physical discipline. She also serves on the Greater New Orleans Child Abuse Prevention Effort (GNO-CAPE). 

Mwende Katwiwa sits on the CPS Student Advisory Board, has served as a Public Service Fellow at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, was the inaugural Bruce J. Heim Student Service Fellow, and ran an afterschool empowerment program with girls from local high schools through the Tulane’s Upward Bound program. She also taught Poetry and Social Justice at Akili Academy afterschool program and remains active in New Orleans’s arts & activism community as a nationally ranked spoken word artist. 

Stephen Johann Kaspar Lee coordinated service-learning opportunities for students as a Public Service Fellow and implemented digital literacy outreach efforts in New Orleans with Google. He worked with Africa Aid as an Economic Development Consultant, helping to develop a microfinance program in Ghana. 

Bryn McKernan, as Community Service Scholar, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls’ Club, and Relay for Life. She also served as a Public Service Fellow for Professor Michael Sherman’s Big Easy Politics course, and Dr. Carol Whelan’s and Professor Rodney Watson’s Education in a Diverse Society courses. 

Juan Carlos Monterrey Gomez served as the first Associate Director for Fund 17, a start-up non-profit microfinance organization in New Orleans. During his Junior and Senior years, he designed and supervised service learning opportunities for the Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship program at Tulane. He has aso served on the CPS Student Advisosry Board, as a Public Service Fellow and as a Service-learning Assistant. 

Virginia Morgan has been involved with many CACTUS organizations including Project Rain Tree, WYSE, SOAR, and served as a member on the board as well as working with with Common Ground Health Clinic, American Cancer Society, and Louisiana Public Health Institute. 

Tabitha Mustafa has served on the exectuive boards of social justice organizations including Students for Justice in Palestine, the Queer-Feminist Collective, and Students Organizing Against Racism. As a Public Service Intern, she ran a community garden for the Latino Farmers Cooperative. As a Public Service Fellow, she created a workshop focused on anti-oppression in community engagement. 

Minzala Mvula served with VAYLA, the Debate Society, and Covenant House. During her senior year, she served as a Public Service Fellow in Professor Teresa Villa-Ignacio's course on multiculturalism. She also worked with the Orleans Public Defender’s office as an intern investigator. 

Ngoc Pham served with the Micah Project, Kids Rethink New Orleans, and other various Vietnamese organizations around the city focusing on language barriers and access to health care among the immigrant population. In addition to these activities, she was a Community Service Scholar and CPS Student Advisory Board member. 

Andrew Pritzker served as a debate coach for the Tulane Debate program. He was an advisory board member for CPS and the Cowen Service Challenge. He spearheaded the Greek Service Challenge, forming an advisory board and working with other greek organizations to plan a day of service. 

Danna Raslan served as the co-founder of Tulane Medical Brigades and the founder of Tulane Public Health Brigades, expanding the Tulane Alternative Breaks (TAB) program. She helped established a academic component to the Public Health Brigades alternative trip, the first service-learning course of its kind at Tulane. 

Emma Skok was the co-founder and President of Tulane United for Autism and the Executive Vice Chair of CACTUS. She volunteered with the Prism Project as a buddy for a child with special needs and as a Project Coordinator for Outreach Tulane and MLK Day of Service. She interned at the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center and the Kid Catch Foundation. 

Callie Turlington served on the Swim 4 Success board and as the representative for the women's cross country on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, which organizes community service events for student athletes. She has volunteered through Outreach Tulane, MLK Day of Service, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Community Service Scholars program.

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