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Chris Adkins

I obtained my B.A. in Social Work with a Minor in Women's Studies from Cleveland State State University in May 2006.

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Ryan Albright

Originally from Coldwater, Michigan, Ryan has lived in New Orleans for the past three years with his wife, Madison.

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Danica Brown

Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Danica is right at home in Tulane's City, Culture and Community doctoral program.

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Karina Bull

Karina is originally from Southern California, where she received her BA honors degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Clare Cannon

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Clare loves to rock climb, bike, and have coffee with friends. She received her B.A. from Scripps College of the Claremont Consortium.

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Jesse Chanin

Jesse Chanin is a doctoral student in Tulane University's City, Culture, and Community department in the Sociology track.

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Wesley Cheek

Originally from Destin, Florida, Wesley received his B.A. in Community, Culture and the Built Environment from the University of Alabama's New College program in 2001.

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Lucas Diaz

Since 2000, Lucas has worked in the non-profit and public sectors. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans and a BA in English for Loyola University.

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Annie Freitas

Originally from Oakland, California, Annie has lived in New Orleans since 2011. Annie received her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she double majored in Psychology and Theater.

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Isaac Freitas

Isaac Freitas is currently a second-year doctoral student in the sociology track of the City, Culture, and Community program at Tulane University.

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Jocelyn Horner

Jocelyn Horner is a third-year doctoral student in City, Culture and Community at Tulane University, with an emphasis on social work.

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Cate Irvin

Cate Irvin is a doctoral student in Tulane University's City, Culture, and Community department, in the Sociology track.

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Tait Kellogg

Originally hailing from Pensacola, Florida, Tait is delighted to find herself back on the Gulf Coast. Her research interests are rooted in the sociology of higher education. Tait earned her M.A.

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Arianna King

Arianna King was born in Ithaca, New York but spent the majority of her formative years in a rural area in the central part of the great state Maine. After receiving her B.A.

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Dena Lagomarsino

Dena Lagomarsino is a first-year resident of New Orleans and doctoral student in Tulane's City, Culture, and Community doctoral program.

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Vicky Lattone

Originally from Paterson/Clifton, New Jersey, Vicky has been a resident of New Orleans since 2007. Vicky obtained her B.S.

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Jessica Liddell

Originally from Logan, Utah, Jessica Liddell completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon.

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Estilla Lightfoot

Estilla is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico in Theater Performance. She is a double threat, but cannot dance.

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Brian Luckett

Brian is our newest postdoctural fellow. He is focusing his research on Highly Vulnerable Children.

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Maggie Mahoney

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Maggie left the blizzard-prone, post-industrial stronghold to pursue her undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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Alice McCraw

Originally from Austin, Texas, Alicia has lived in New Orleans since 2006. Alicia obtained a BA in Sociology from Tulane in 2010, where she focused primarily on studying marriage and childrearing.

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Katie Lauve Moon

Originally from Alexandria, La., Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University in May 2007.

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Megha Patel

A native of Philadelphia, Megha received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylv

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Brad Powers

Raised in Princeton, N.J, Brad has lived in New Orleans for the past 12 years with his wife and three daughters.

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Heidi Schmalbach

Heidi Schmalbach was born in Stockbridge, MA, and spent her formative years in Minneapolis and San Antonio.

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Emily Starr

Emily Starr is originally from Claremont, California where she received her bachelor's in Sociology at the University of La Verne and her Masters in American Studies at California State University

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Jordan Stewart

Jordan's background is in architecture with a focus on sustainable designs and adaptive reuse in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward is a proud New Orleans native. Her research interests include the intersections between art, technology, and education in improving outcomes for youth and their communities.

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