Meet our interns!

We are beyond pleased to introduce our team of dedicated, engaged Tulane student interns working with us this semester. Interns at Upward Bound fill a wide variety of roles, from coordinating transportation and scholarship logistics to serving as Senior Mentors to our students who are going on to college next year. Whether working behind the scenes or helping students one-on-one, our interns are committed to making Upward Bound a positive, challenging, and enriching space.

Jaclyn Cole

Hey! I’m Jaclyn, a junior at Tulane from Pasadena, CA. I am studying Political Science and Social Policy & Practice with minors in Spanish and Psychology, I am in the Honors Program, and I am a Presidential Scholarship recipient here at Tulane. I just spent a crazy and exciting semester abroad in Cuba, and I am very excited to return home to Upward Bound! I love working at Upward Bound because I love our students, I believe in their dreams to achieve higher education, and I want to do everything I can to support them in finding the best path for them. Upward Bound has become a second home to me, and I am grateful to continue being part of such a unique and supportive community of students, employees, and volunteers.

Lindsay Cooper

My name is Lindsay Cooper, and I am a freshman at Tulane University from Mandeville, Louisiana. I am double majoring in Political Science and Environmental Studies and plan to attend law school upon graduation. I am excited to help these students establish strong study habits and watch as they become more knowledgeable about various subjects.

Phoebe Coughlin

Hi, my name is Phoebe! I am junior from North Salem, New York. I am double majoring in studio art and public health. I was am AmeriCorps summer associate with Upward Bound this past summer, and after studying abroad last semester I am really excited to be back at Upward Bound. I love UB because I love the students here, and I really like working and helping with the college process! I am looking foreward to helping around the office, being a senior mentor and creating a new mural in the office.

Alyssa Cruse

My name is Alyssa and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a Junior at Tulane studying Music Performance and Neuroscience. I am really excited about working with UB this semester! I can’t wait to serve as a positive role model for motivated students and help them achieve their academic goals!

Sarah Forton

I currently volunteer at a similar organization, College Writing Buddies, which helps connect low-income elementary school students with university student-mentors. We edit and comment on their essays weekly to improve their writing skills with the hope that they will have a better chance at getting accepted to and applying for college. So, I feel like I can offer this experience to this internship, while gaining a new experience of working more behind-the-scenes rather than on the front lines. I am excited to learn how to run an organization and gain program management, data collection, and evaluation experiences, as it pertains to a potential career path of mine. Also, I am just excited to become part of such an influential program, bettering the education opportunities of students for our future society.

Maeve Holler

My name is Maeve, I’m an English & Gender and Sexuality Studies double major and a junior at Tulane. I’m excited to work at UB because I think I’ll be able to learn just as much as I can teach.

Kendall Knuth

My name is Kendall Knuth and I am so excited to begin working with Upward Bound this semester! I am majoring in Public Health with minors in Economics and Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship. I am from Chicago, which has inspired my passions for urban sustainability and community development. Learning and education have always been my priorities, and I am excited to work with and around people who feel similarly. I am looking forward to helping students recognize their talent and drive while fostering relationships. I am also in the Honors College and a Presidential Scholarship recipient.

Tarah Marshall

My name is Tarah Marshall, I am a senior at Tulane University and I am originally from Long Beach, California. I am an Economics and Psychology double major and I am passionate about education and education reform.  The past two years I have worked as a tutor at Sophie B. Wright. So what excites me about working with the students at Upward Bound is being able to work with students not only on academics but on the end goal: making college a reality.

Jonathan Roth

I am a second semester senior at Tulane studying mathematics.  I am born and raised in New Jersey but would be the sixth consecutive generation to live in New Orleans if I live here following graduation. I am very excited to work with the students in Upward Bound.  In my sophomore year my service learning project took place in Sci High and I found helping and tutoring students from low income families very rewarding.  I was also able to develop close relationships with the students that thrived outside of education.  It was an honor to learn their stories and spread my passion for teaching math to them.

Lily Rubin-Miller

My name is Lily Rubin-Miller and I am from Brooklyn, NY.  I am a junior at Tulane this year double majoring in Public Health and Psychology.  I am excited to work with Upward Bound for the first time this semester because I have really enjoyed my past experiences working with high school students.  I was a counselor for fifteen and sixteen year olds at a summer camp this past summer, and it was extremely fun and rewarding to act as a mentor for this age group.

Helena Soreo

My name is Helena Soreo. I am from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I am a current senior at Tulane majoring in Mathematics and French Language. I am looking forward to forming relationships with the students at UB and helping them reach their potential. I hope to influence my students in a positive way, be that academically or personally. I myself hope to gain a better understanding of New Orleans and its people throughout this experience.

Cara Tenerelli

Hi! My name is Cara Tenerelli, and I’m currently a Junior studying Psychology and Neuroscience. I’m originally from the suburbs of Chicago, but I have absolutely loved living in New Orleans, and I also traveled abroad to Copenhagen, Denmark this past fall. I wanted to work with Upward Bound for a number of reasons. First, my close friend worked with the organization over the summer and had a very rewarding experience. Additionally, I would like to offer support and encouragement to students that are capable but just need the extra push to keep them motivated. I’m very excited to get started!

Mitch Therieau

Hi, I’m Mitch! I’m a senior at Tulane studying English, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Philosophy, and I’m also working toward my MA in English through the 4+1 program. I’m beyond excited to return for my fourth semester at Upward Bound, and my second as Tutoring Liaison. In the past I have been a volunteer tutor and a summer AmeriCorps associate here. By serving in all these roles, I have gotten the chance to teach, get to know, and most of all learn from some of the finest young people around. I look forward to contributing in any way I can to making Upward Bound the best environment it can possibly be for our students!

Patrick Wroe

Hello! My name is Patrick Wroe. I am a current senior majoring in Finance, from Austin, TX. I am so excited start working again at Upward Bound this semester after interning last summer with AmeriCorp. I absolutely fell in love with the students and my supervisors; everyone immediately welcomed me in making UB really feel  like a family. My favorite memories from this summer was definitely our trip with the seniors to Chicago and going through a fun house with the other students, where me screaming and shrieking was a key feature on all their snapstories. I am pumped up to be back and can’t wait to see our seniors graduate!



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