Alex Bourguignon

One of three Communication and Marketing Fellows, Alex works with her team and the Taylor staff to communicate, promote and market programs, events, trainings, and activities that align with the Taylor values.

In her role, Alex oversees both Taylor’s Twitter social media platform and the student run TaylorHub. Through Twitter, Alex has taken it upon herself to revive Taylor’s presence; she has undertaken several initiates such as live tweeting events, recognizing Taylor faculty and staff weekly, and challenging members of the Tulane community to attend Taylor supported events via Twitter. Alex strives to make the student blog, the TaylorHub, more accessible and relatable to Tulane and New Orleans community members. In this role, Alex facilitates communication with Taylor award recipients and challenge winners, Taylor professors, Taylor community partners, and the different branches of Taylor fellows to help bring diverse thought and experiences to the wider community Taylor serves.

A Junior from Long Island, New York, Alex studies Public Health and Africana Studies, and has taken full advantage of her time at Tulane. Alex came to Tulane with a very open mind and has allowed her individual identities and experiences to change her views of herself and her surrounding environment. As one of few Black queer students on campus, Alex has taken on several roles on campus in order to make change.

Alex sits on the Undergraduate Student Government as the Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and as a member of the University Senate Equal Opportunity and Institutional Equity Committee, is a second year Resident Advisor in a freshman hall where she has sat on several Housing and Residence Life committees, and is a proud member of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program that works to bring underrepresented students into the field of student affairs.



Piper Serra 

One of three Marketing and Communications fellows, Piper works with her team to share the core values of the Taylor Center by promoting various events and programs throughout the year. She will focus on connecting changemakers with the resources necessary to maximize the success of their personal, professional, and academic ventures.

As an interdisciplinary student, Piper has seen how the Taylor Center can compliment the skills gained in any discipline, giving the student a new lens in which to view the world around them. She is currently majoring in Political Economy and is a SISE minor, but continues to be open to academic opportunities that enhance her unique path.

Piper is a founding member of Design for America Tulane and is incredibly excited to help bring human-centered design to a diverse group of students with the support of the Taylor Center. She has also recently become a more active member of the O and the Honor’s Program at Tulane. Outside of Taylor, Piper is eager to become more involved with the New Orleans community. She enjoys eating and cooking with friends, riding her bike, creative writing, reading, and traveling in her free time.



Lani Nguyen

On the Marketing and Communications team, Lani is excited to contribute skills in photography and videography to spread Taylor’s values and beliefs through social media. She is passionate to listen to the stories of Changemakers in the community and tell their stories through photographs and videos. She is also eager to connect people to outreach programs and social entrepreneur programs to better affect communities.

With interests in both science and art, Lani is a double Neuroscience and Linguistics major with the goal to study at medical school.

On campus, Lani has been a part of the Asian American Student Union executive board since first coming to Tulane and actively works to break down barriers to educate the Tulane community and foster an all inclusive environment. Some of her outside interests include trying new food, meeting new people, and experiencing new adventures.