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Meet the Team

 

Dr. Kourtney Gray
Director

kgray11@tulane.edu | 504-314-2804
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Schedule a meeting: calendly.com/drgray06

Dr. Kourtney Gray (he/him) is a native of Chicago, IL but has strong familial roots to New Orleans! Dr. Gray joined the Tulane community and Student Affairs team in September 2019 as Director in New Student and Leadership Programs. Prior to arriving to Tulane he was most recently at Northwestern University. He bring with him 15+ years of experience in student affairs; and strongly supports the student voice, shared governance, leadership development, and the total student engagement experience. Dr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Administration & Services from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He’s excited to be here at Tulane and looks forward to working with and for students to strengthening the Tulane University community and culture.

Jesse Tompkins
Program Coordinator

jtompkins@tulane.edu | 504-865-5114
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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.

 

PROJECT ASSISTANTS

Joanitah Nakiggwe
jnakiggwe@tulane.edu
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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.

Kate Moranski
kmoranks@tulane.edu
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Kate (she/her/hers), originally from Springfield, Illinois, started working with NSLP when she was an undergraduate through the Board of Directors where she was a part of the inaugural BOD Squad in 2018. Kate graduated in 2020 from Tulane with a degree in Art History and History. She is currently pursuing her master's in Art & Museum Studies from Georgetown University. She has loved her work with NSLP as an undergraduate and is so excited to continue developing and growing programs as a pro-staff member of team NSLP.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Mya Willis
mwillis4@tulane.edu
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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.

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS

Phoenix Jackson
Orientation and First-Year Student Intern
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Phoenix is from Westchester County in New York. Before transferring to Tulane she attended Temple University in Philadelphia. Phoenix is graduating in May 2022 with a major in finance and a specialization in entrepreneurship from the A.B Freeman School of Business. She joined NSLP in August of 2020 as the Orientation And First Year Student Intern. Phoenix has gotten involved with the admissions office and Tulane’s business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. Outside of work Phoenix loves to go out to eat in New Orleans, explore the city, and hang out with friends.

Camryn Jenkins
Orientation and First-Year Student Intern
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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.

Jillian Greenberg
Transfer Student Experience Intern
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Jillian is from Houston, Texas. She first attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas before transferring to Tulane University midway through her sophomore year for Spring 2020. Jillian will be graduating in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane's Liberal Arts School with a major in Sociology and minors in both Philosophy and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She joined Team NSLP in Spring 2021 as the Transfer Student Experience Intern after serving as a Transfer Mentor and Wave Leader in Fall 2020. After graduating, Jillian plans to take some time off school to determine if she wants to pursue a career in child advocacy or family law.

Patricia Noel
Leadership Programs Intern
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Patricia is senior studying Political Science and Legal Studies in Business on the pre-law track from Birmingham, AL. This is her second year working as the Leadership Programs Intern. On campus, she also serves as an Admissions Intern, and was a member of the Freshman Leadership Program. After she graduates next spring, she plans on attending law school in the Fall of 2022 to become a civil rights attorney one day. Fun Fact: She recorded an album in Elvis Presley’s recording studio when she was a senior in high school.

Koustubh Pareek
Leadership Programs Intern
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Koustubh is a senior from Sikar, Rajasthan, India majoring in Economics and Mathematics. On campus, he serves as a Resident Advisor in Décou-Labat hall and as the finance chair for Tidal Wave. His hobbies include sports like tennis, football, cricket, and trying new food, and watching movies.

Mary Tyrrell
Leadership Programs Intern
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Mary is a junior from the Bronx, New York studying International Relations and Economics with a minor in Psychology. On campus, she is involved in Greek life and a pre-professional fraternity. She was also involved in New Student Orientation 2021, serving on the Board of Directors.

Emily Oh
Marketing and Communication Intern
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Emily is a senior, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Psychology. She is passionate about graphic and web design, social media marketing, and brand management. In her free time, she loves to design, bake, and read! She is super excited to be a part of Team NSLP.