As an undergraduate at Wellesley College, Anne’s love of language and reading led her to double major in Linguistics and French. After a year studying abroad in the south of France, she was determined to spend many more years living à la française after she graduated. She taught English in two primary schools outside of Lyon for a year before earning her MA from Middlebury College’s School in Paris, where she took courses at la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. She then returned stateside to begin her PhD in French Literature at Harvard University, where she specializes in 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Literature with a particular focus on women writers and autofiction.
In her current role as a Teaching Fellow in Romance Languages and Literatures, Anne emphasizes cultural understanding as a vital component of language learning in her beginning French classes. Her teaching methods are supported by state-of-the-art pedagogical research, as well as her ongoing training and experience in second-language acquisition. She couples her eye for detail with a warm and friendly approach, imported from her home state of Texas, to help her students develop and deepen their ideas and writing skills. She is a keen editor and lives for the moment when her students’ sentences, paragraphs, essays fall perfectly into place.
When she isn’t reading, Anne goes on far-too-long walks to her yoga studio. She also loves a good farmers’ market and has recently developed an appreciation for combat sports.