Lepage Student Fellows
Lepage Student Fellowships are paid positions that allow Tulane students to work directly with local entrepreneurs and those who support them, New Orleans area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations. Fellows include both undergraduate and graduate full-time students and come from many diverse backgrounds, bringing diverse talents to their tasks.
Lepage Fellows commit to working an average of 10 hours per week during the academic year. Some aspects of their varied work at Lepage is highlighted below.
- Liaison between the Lepage Center and the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem by serving on-site internships with partners. Partners include Greater New Orleans Inc., Idea Village, Propeller, New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Junior Achievement, and others.
- Maintain regularly scheduled Technical Assistance Business Office Hours within the Lepage Center and provide business assistance for Tulane students and community members, including business research, and securing incorporation and occupational licensing credentials.
- Assist in the research, creation, and curation of mapping tools to track entrepreneurial activity both within Tulane and in the regional community:
- Provide support with social media marketing for the Lepage Center and related events, including writing blogs, posting pictures and comments on events, and expanding networks.
- Provide support for all Lepage programs and events, including the Tulane Business Model Competition, the Family Business Center, the Lepage Center Gala, and the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship.
2016-2017 Lepage Student Fellows
In their own words...
Henry Davis, BSM 2018
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Ever since my early days selling lemonade in the neighborhood, I have always worked to start my own businesses. I plan to move to California after graduating and begin my own startup. With a passion for international development, a love for travel, and a filmmaking hobby, I hope to make videos that spread awareness of the social and environmental problems facing the world today.
I began work at the Lepage Center in the summer of 2016, and worked primarily in strategic planning, daily operations, as well as helping run the Lepage’s social media accounts.
Surprising fact: I had my phone stolen by a monkey in Thailand!
Nora Haney, Tulane MD/MBA 2018
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
I volunteered with AmeriCorps as a City Year, Greater Philadelphia Corps Member in my year in between undergraduate education and medical school.
I wish to develop the surgical tools I work with as a specialist in the field of urology.
My work at the Lepage Center includeed small business consulting and providing a link between the Lepage Center and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, helping companies bring their products to fruition.
Surprising fact: I am a big fan of garbage reality TV.
Carol Rajala, MBA 2018
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
I worked for three and half years in IT firms and cofounded two startups.
I aspire to own a restaurant one day
My work at the Lepage Center included providing small business consulting services. I have worked on projects for Propeller, The Building and Stell.org.
Surprising fact: I can't sleep without my stuffed animal, a teddy bear named Hug.
Zach Wolter, BSM 2018
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
I have worked with the program Tulane Green Wave Ambassadors, the organization that is in charge of giving tours to perspective students.
I would like to eventually work with a Venture Capital firm or in the Real Estate Finance sector.
My job at the Lepage Center consisted of working on the annual Tulane Business Model Competition and serving as the liaison to Tulane’s Venture Capital Club, where I was working on establishing an annual Cohort for student run start-ups.
Surprising fact: I excavated at a Mayan site in Belize for three summers in high school.