BA, Communications/Public Relations, Loyola University New Orleans
Aryanna currently serves as the Director of Special Projects as part of the University Communications & Marketing team. Through her 14 years at Tulane, she has served in various capacities for many events, projects and campaigns, but her most notable work is as the director of operations for Tulane's Unified Commencement. 2020 was a year like no other and across campus Aryanna has helped reimagine events to adhere to changing guidelines that help ensure the safety of the campus community. During that year, she directed the virtual degree conferral event for the class of 2020, visually transformed the Hyatt into an extension of campus for the arrival of new students and helped launch a new storytelling avenue for the university, our podcast On Good Authority.
Throughout her time at Tulane, Aryanna has specialized in making celebratory moments for the university come to life in new an unexpected ways. From the opening of Yulman Stadium, to the special exhibit "Katrina & Beyond: Looking Back, Moving Forward," to rolling out new brand guidelines for university communicators, Aryanna excels at bringing challenging projects to life. In 2020, she was a recipient of the President's Excellence Awards as part of the "TUgether – Connecting the Class of 2020 and Convocation Planning & Execution Team". In 2021, she won the Spirit of Tulane Award for exceptional leadership and exemplary service on the 2021 Commencement Planning team.
Outside of Tulane, Aryanna bakes up a storm, owns a ridiculous number of vintage and handmade hats and loves dreaming up, crafting, and building spectacular pieces of art, throws and costumes as a leader of Chewbacchus.
Tulane Holiday Card: Chips of Joy with President Fitts