I was only on Tulane’s campus for a day before I witnessed all of the love and sincerity from each and every individual that I encountered. From pointing me in the right direction of the student center to helping me move all of my things into my room, I never once felt like a stranger on campus. The Tulane community instantly became my home, and I can’t imagine it any other way. Tulane's remarkably welcoming and inclusive environment has allowed me to completely embrace myself and others so that I can reach my full potential.
I believe that obtaining a higher education not only involves academic growth, but emotional, physical, and spiritual growth as well. My previous institution did not provide me with the resources needed to foster development in these non-academic areas of my life, and I constantly felt out of place because of this absence. I will eternally be grateful that Tulane gave me the opportunity to be a part of their family.