Lepage Student Fellows
Lepage Student Fellows support the Lepage Center by assisting student founders during spark hours, conducting research, writing blog posts and working with the Lepage Center's community partners on various projects. This accomplished group of graduate and undergraduate students are selected from a competitive pool of applicants at the beginning of each academic year. The Lepage Fellowship is open to students from any school across Tulane University. For more information on how to apply, please contact Timekia Mallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the summer of 2020, the Lepage Center also offered the Lepage Strategic Adviser Program as part of our COVID-19 response.
2021-2022 Lepage Student Fellows
NEIL AGRAWAL, MBA 2022
Concentrations: Analytics and Strategic Management
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Neil has an entrepreneurial spirit being raised within a family business here in New Orleans. He received his bachelor's degree from Tulane in 2014, then gained six years of professional experience working in sales, marketing and business development roles before returning for his MBA. Neil has a passion for technology and small business growth. He is grateful for the opportunity to build relationships, apply his knowledge, and support his community at the Lepage Center. Following his MBA, Neil hopes to make a local impact working in strategy for startups and nonprofits before establishing his own ventures. He is a founding member of the student Family Business Association and vice president of the Freeman Consulting Group. He enjoys playing sports, traveling and spending time with his family.
CLAYTON BRITT, BS/BA 2024
Hometown: Boston, MA
Clayton Britt is from Boston Massachusetts and a transfer student here at Tulane. Clayton is passionate about entrepreneurship and has used his talents at a wide range of companies, such as hedge funds, sports media analytics companies, and industry-leading financial technology companies. During his tenure at Chime, Clayton was on both the brand and paid side of the marketing team. He helped to start and eventually close an NBA Jersey Patch deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Clayton is looking forward to learning more about how businesses come to fruition and helping his new home city of New Orleans.
JULIA HENDER, BS 2024
Majors: Finance and Management
Hometown: Lake Forest, Illinois
Julia has been passionate about entrepreneurship since taking a two-year business incubator course in high school and creating her own start-up company. She is excited to be a part of the Lepage Center and help work towards making a difference in the New Orleans area. She looks forward to growing as she learns more from all the resources the Lepage Center has to offer. Outside of school, Julia has interned for two summers at a campaign tech, data and managed service company and is involved in Greek life here at Tulane.
NEERA KENNEDY, BS/BA 2023
Majors: Marketing and Environmental Studies
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Neera has always been interested in what it takes to build a business from the ground up. She loves being able to talk to different entrepreneurs to understand the thought and detail that goes into building an idea into a reality. Neera hopes to better learn how to tell the distinct stories of different entrepreneurs from their point of view, while simultaneously reaching different groups of people.
JOEY NOGUERA-ZUNIGA, , BSM/BA 2022
Majors: Finance, Economics
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Joey is passionate about entrepreneurship because of the freedom it gives people in their work. Throughout his time working with new ventures in New Orleans and serving as Vice President of Startup Tulane, he has grown closer to his homes in Louisiana and Costa Rica, where members of his family have steadily pursued entrepreneurship and small business management. In addition to helping others with their ventures, he plans to create his own, and he looks forward to learning more from the Lepage Center as a Student Fellow. Outside of school, he enjoys going to the Reily Center, reading and playing soccer.
THEO VIGGIANI-COLE, BA 2023
Majors: Political Economy and French
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Theo has been inspired by entrepreneurs in his extended family and has come to appreciate how entrepreneurship has revealed the diverse personalities, perspectives and talents of those with whom he has worked. His interest in business building was elevated during the summer prior to his freshman year of college when he and a friend developed an intensive ACT tutoring agency and instructed peers at local high schools. A few months later, he co-founded his first company, a tech startup based around a music live streaming platform that incorporates both music producers and performers and facilitates “freestyle” rap. Now, he is excited to share all he has learned about entrepreneurship and continue learning himself at the Lepage Center!
JACOB WAXMAN, BSM 2022
Majors: Finance and Computer Science
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Jacob is a Fintech fanatic. He is passionate about entrepreneurship because of its ability to impact the world. He follows a philosophy similar to his role model, Sam Bankman-Fried, of “earning to give.” He is looking to give back to New Orleans by helping its emerging businesses thrive and boosting the greater community. He is eager to learn more about running a company and handling adversity. His skills include data science, financial analysis and public speaking. He is further interested in cryptocurrency, sports and traveling.