Pablove Shutterbugs Program Manager
The Pablove Foundation
Tell us about yourself. How did you come to Tulane?
I came to Tulane because I was excited for the opportunity to live in a
completely new region of the country and to immerse myself in the
New Orleanian culture. I was particularly attracted to the creative
atmosphere of the city and the welcoming environment of Tulane.
What do you do?
Working alongside the Program Director to expand our signature arts program, Pablove Shutterbugs, nationwide, I reach out to hospitals, coordinate with parents to recruit students, and select volunteer mentors to participate in our photography programs. By facilitating partnerships with arts and medical organizations, I help bring our photo workshops and the joy of the art form to children living with cancer across the country.
What skills do you use regularly?
One of the qualifications for this position was that it required that I speak Spanish, so my years learning Spanish at Tulane and my study abroad experience in Madrid were invaluable tools for me.
What are some of the pros of your current position or role?
Working in a small nonprofit allows me to collaborate closely with my coworkers and develop a strong support network where we are all accountable to one another. Because we all know how hard everyone on the team works, it is easy to celebrate our successes and identify areas for growth.
What insights did you have during your college years?
Professors are great resources and are always willing to sit down with you to discuss your options. It is great to take advantage of the relationships you can form with them.
What academic advice would you offer incoming first-year students?
Don't worry about deciding on a major right away – take the time to explore various areas of interest and challenge yourself to choose classes or take on projects that might take you out of your comfort zone.
Discuss a class that had a significant impact on you.
Mural Painting (Service Learning) with Adam Mysock was my first glimpse into how the arts can positively affect change in the local community.
Any additional recommendations?
Take advantage of all the city of New Orleans has to offer – your education outside of the classroom is equally important to your academic successes!
LinkedIn: Eva Schlomann
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 504-865-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org