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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders is a cohort based, leadership experience for first-year undergraduate students and transfer students at Tulane University. Utilizing Tulane University’s Leadership Framework to guide the program, Emerging Leaders aims to engage first-year students in the leadership process and identify pathways to leadership within the Tulane community. Students selected for Emerging Leaders will participate in workshops that highlight tenets of the leadership framework.

Emerging Leaders participants will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Identify pathways to leadership within the Tulane community
  • Participate in workshops that highlight tenets of Tulane University Leadership Framework: a sense of possibility, self-awareness, social consciousness, civic mindedness, empathetic and reciprocal relationships, vision, actionable plans, and reflection and assessment
  • Build relationships with Emerging Leaders Mentors and the Emerging Leaders cohort
  • Develop leadership capacity and efficacy
  • Reflect on what makes a leader an ethical and effective agent of change

Apply for the 2018 Cohort Now!


2018 Emerging Leaders Application Timeline:

The application for 2018 Emerging Leaders will consist of three essay questions. Applications will be reviewed by two Emerging Leaders Mentors and New Student & Leadership Programs staff members. No interviews will be required for the selection process.

  • Wednesday, August 29 at 12:00 pm - applications go live
  • Monday, September 24 at 11:59 pm - applications close
  • Wednesday, September 27 - applicants are notified of acceptance
  • Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 pm - first Emerging Leaders meeting

2018 Emerging Leaders Meeting Dates:

All meeting dates will occur on Tuesdays between October 2 and November 13 in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. All meeting times will start at 5:00 pm and end no later than 7:00 pm. Please review the below dates and topics before applying for the 2018 Emerging Leaders cohort. For more information, contact Josh Davis at

  • Tuesday, October 2: A Sense of Possibility (LBC 212)
  • Tuesday, October 9: Values Clarification (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, October 16: Diversity & Inclusion (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, October 23: Small Group Meetings with ELP Mentor (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, October 30: Communication & Conflict Resolution (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 6: Goal Setting & Envisioning (LBC 203)
  • Tuesday, November 13: Impact Statements (LBC 203)

Meet the 2018 Emerging Leaders Program Mentors

Brittany Blinder

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Major: Political Science
  • Involvements: Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Phi Alpha Delta, Ultimate Frisby, Hers Theirs Ours, Intramural Soccer

Audrey Kim

  • Hometown: Montgomery, AL
  • Major: Legal Studies & Art History
  • Involvements: Acing Autism, Project Heal, Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Newcomb College Institute

Ishanya Narang

  • Hometown: New Delhi, India
  • Major: Communication & Psychology
  • Involvements: Residence Hall Association, Newcomb College Institute, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Anna Wilson

  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Major: Psychology & Early Childhood Education
  • Involvements: Tulane Jewish Leaders, After School Allies, Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Undergraduate Student Government