Tony Massarello is in his last semester of undergraduate education at Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA). He is a double major pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science & B.A. in Social Sciences. Mr. Massarello will graduate with a 4.0 GPA in May 2021. Later this year, Tony will complete his A.S. in Biological Science at Delgado Community College. At the same time, Tony is pursuing his M.A. in Linguistics through Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts “4+1” program.
Most recently, Tony has been named a Tulane 34 Award recipient and selected for the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Undergraduate Scholar Award. For the Summer 2021 semester, Tony has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to study Kaqchikel Maya through a partnership between Tulane’s Mayan Language Institute and Guatemala’s Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín (PLFM). Additional awards include the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Louis E. Barrilleaux Scholarship, Delgado Community College’s Chancellor’s Book Scholarship, George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Award, Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship, and Oak Park Area Arts Council Scholarship. He is a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honour Society.
Outside of the classroom, Tony has many interests. He has excelled in healthcare, construction, sales, and the service industry. Tony is a DJ and Assistant Music Director for Tulane’s radio station, WTUL New Orleans, 91.5 FM. Previously, Tony was vice president of the volunteer organization, the HOPE Project, in Violet, Louisiana. He is also a former editor for Delgado’s chapter of Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES). In addition, Mr. Massarello has volunteered with many organizations, including Resurrection After Exoneration, RUBARB Community Bike Shop, New Orleans Community Print Shop & Darkroom, Plan B Bike Shop, New Orleans Free School Network, New Orleans Food & Farm Network, Community Kitchen Collective, Fight Back Center of New Orleans, Saint Bernard Project (SBP), and American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Tony is honored to serve as an inaugural member of Tulane SoPA Dean’s Student Advisory Council. His additional memberships include Tulane’s Linguistics Graduate Student Organization, Tulane Anthropology Club, Tulane Earth Science Club, Health and Wellness at Tulane, Tulane Brain Food, Delgado's ACS Chemistry Club, Delgado's Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA), and American Italian Cultural Center of New Orleans.
His hobbies include drumming, dancing, cooking, bicycling, gardening, and fixing things