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Professional Staff


Jesse Tompkins
Program Coordinator

jtompkins@tulane.edu | 504-865-5114
Gender Pronouns: he, him, his

Jesse is originally from Irmo, South Carolina and joined the New Student and Leadership Programs team in January of 2022. He is currently completing a master's degree from Boston College in Higher Education and will graduate in May. Prior to his graduate studies, Jesse completed his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Furman University in 2020. Additionally, Jesse is a certified yoga instructor and is passionate about centering holistic wellness, helping students discover their personal strengths, and providing inclusive spaces which facilitate full and fearless identity development. He could not be more excited to bring his experience to Tulane and serve on the NSLP professional staff.



Tyler Parker
Program Coordinator

tparker9@tulane.edu | 504-865-5180
Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers

Tyler Parker is originally from Raleigh, NC and recently obtained her M.Ed in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina. Her passion for orientation, transition, and retention stems back to her time in undergrad, and has grown through each step in her career. Outside of the office you can find Tyler with her three-year-old dog, Nellie, going for a walk around Audubon, finding a new restaurant to try, or watching reality tv. 



Joanitah Nakiggwe
Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers

Jo is from Shreveport, LA. She recently graduated from Tulane in May 2021 having studied International Development, Sociology, and Psychology. She hopes to one day work with migrants and refugees looking closely at mental health and access to mental health resources. In her free time she likes to make playlists, play the flute, read, and practice photography. Jo is eager to channel her passion for media and art within this new position, to learn and grow, and is very excited to be a member of the NSLP team.



Mya Willis
Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers

Mya is from Tulsa, OK! She is a recent grad of Xavier University of LA where she received her B.S in public health and is now attending the School of Public Health with a major in Community Health. She has a passion for food deserts, food insecurity, and a desire to alleviate health inequity for minority groups. While in the office, she plans on bringing some new ideas and/or programs that will help new students transition to Tulane all while feeling at home.


Camryn Jenkins
Orientation and First-Year Student Intern
Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers

Camryn is a sophomore from New Orleans, LA majoring in Management and Marketing. Her dream career is to plan major festivals and events including: Coachella and Rolling Loud. On campus, Camryn is a Diversity Fellow, Event Services Coordinator, a new student mentor and a member of the Tulane dance club, DDC.