Aubrey was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and has since lived in Paris, London, and New York. She began studying French in high school because Italian wasn’t an option, but this second choice language soon became her top priority. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, she studied abroad for a year at Sciences Po in Paris, completed a senior thesis in French (High Distinction), and graduated with University Honors in French Literature and International Studies. To combine her love of teaching and passion for French, Aubrey went on to graduate school and earned an MA, MPhil, and PhD in French Literature with a Certificate of Achievement in French Studies from New York University.
Aubrey has extensive language instruction experience. She taught English to high school students through the Teaching Assistantship Program in France. Subsequently, she taught ESL in a Brooklyn public school for two years through Teach For America. She worked with newcomers to advanced students in grades K-2 and completed a Master’s of Science in Teaching at Fordham University. As a PhD candidate at NYU, she taught a wide range of language, literature, and humanities courses in both French and English. She also served as a departmental tutor in French and provided individualized support to students. Outside of the classroom, Aubrey coordinated a tutoring program called the Francophone Community Exchange, which partners NYU undergraduates studying French with primary school students at the dual-language New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) in Harlem. In her most recent role, Aubrey was a guest faculty member in French at Sarah Lawrence College, where she taught beginning and intermediate French classes, led targeted small group sessions, and directed independent research projects.
When not teaching, Aubrey enjoys cooking along to the Bon Appétit youtube channel, traveling with her family, writing short stories, and spinning.