Tessa Barkan has spent her time at Tulane working with a number of local organizations, mainly in the realm of education. She has tutored in local elementary schools, and worked with high school students for the organization Upward Bound. She is the current captain of the Supplemental Instruction program, a branch of the new Tulane Academic Success Center, where she both works with students and holds administrative responsibilities. She has volunteered with Fourth World Movement, the Institute of Women’s and Ethnic Studies, and the Family Service League. Tessa plans to use this award towards the cost of Tulane’s Compassion in Action program, a month long service program in India this summer to work with Tibetan refugees.
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