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Developing Student Leaders

Taylor Graduate Assistants (GAs) and Student Fellows are paraprofessionals who are responsible for creating and implementing Taylor programs and increasing campus and community awareness of Taylor.

Students must commit to working with Taylor for a full academic year.

Graduate Assistantships (open only to graduate students)

GAs work on a more independent basis with their supervisor.

The Changemaker Institute (CI) graduate assistant will work together with staff to develop, organize, promote, and execute Taylor’s social venture accelerator program. The GA will plan the institute (review previous year’s evaluation materials, revise curriculum, recruit participants and secure mentors and speakers) and then execute the program in the spring, which will include weekly meetings and 4 Saturday sessions with accepted ventures. Applications are rolling with expected hire in August, 2019.

CI Graduate Assistant Position Description

We are hiring a Graduate Administrative Assistant for the Fall 2019 semester. The position is part-time, 20-hours per week. Applicants should be available to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. The remaining hours will be scheduled based on the needs of the Center. Please see the attached job description for more information.  If you would like to be considered for this position, e-mail your resume and Fall 2019 class schedule to Anastasia Woods at

Graduate Administrative Assistant Job Description

The Graduate Assistants for Research and Scholarship in Social Innovation help design, organize, execute, and support a range of scholarly and applied research-related activities at Taylor consistent with the R&S program. Specific tasks could include organizing and hosting events, editing center monographs, drafting reports, reviewing academic literatures, and supporting field-based data collection and ethical (IRB) review for social innovation projects. The individual will be part of the research & scholarship team at Taylor and will be expected to meet regularly and coordinate efforts with others.
For more information, contact Dr. Laura Murphy at

Student Fellowships (open to undergraduate or graduate student)

Design Thinking Student Fellows support, help design, facilitate, promote, and execute a variety of design thinking for social impact education programs including the human-centered design “crash courses” and the Fast 48 weekend bootcamp. DT Fellows are responsible for increasing awareness of DT through education, workshops, and partnerships with campus and community partners.

Design Thinking Fellowship Position Description

Current Taylor Student Fellows

Cozette Boakye smiling and wearing a white shirt.

Cozette Boakye

Erica Casareno smiling wearing a blue and red shirt.

Erica Casareno

Delany Connor smiling, wearing a blue striped shirt.

Delaney Connor

Lauren Dorado smiling in a floral shirt in front of trees.

Lauren Dodaro

Cameron Gordon smiling wearing a black shirt in front of trees.

Cameron Gordon

Aly Greengrass smiling in front of the windows of the Tulane Commons building.

Alexandra Greengrass

Mehr Manzoor

Ruby Murfield smiling, wearing a blue shirt.

Ruby Murfield

Tran Nguyen-Phuong smiling, wearing a black and white floral shirt.

Tran Nguyen-Phuong

Chidinma Umahi Nwankwo looks at the camera smiling, wearing a pink shirt.

Chidinma Umahi Nwankwo


  • Interested in seeing some of the cool and amazing work the Taylor Student Fellows are doing? Dive into our student-curated blog.
  • For more information about student employment opportunities, contact Julia Lang  at
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