Volunteer with YFU-USA since 1985; YFU staff member in Washington 1987-1994; YFU-USA Board member 2013-present: YFU International Board Member 2021-present.
My whole life and career have been marked by my exchange experience --- now many years ago -- when I spent a year in Strasbourg, France. I learned French, I learned about France and French culture, but most of all, I learned about myself. Since then, I finished my university studies and went to West Africa to be a middle school teacher for two years in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and that launched me on a lifelong continuation of experiences with the whole world--as a teacher first, then as an international programs manager and director, and now as an independent consultant specializing in international education and evaluation. I lived in Washington DC for many years (which included seven years working on the staff of YFU-USA), but in recent years I have moved to rural Virginia, about 100 km from Washington, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (a beautiful and peaceful place--come visit and I'll show you around!