A native German speakerand linguist at heart, “Mme/Sra L” spent most of her childhood traveling back and forth to Europe. She did her middle and secondary schooling in Germany and returned to the United States for university. A graduate of Fairfield University with a French, German, and International Relations triple major, Michelle went on to earn her MA from Middlebury College and Universite-de-Paris-X-Nanterre in French Language and Culture with a concentration in Cinematography. She spent several years teaching in France both at the university/Grands Ecoles and lycee levels before returning to the US to teach. Learning Spanish, Latin, and Italian along the way (along with a few other languages), she settled in the Boston area to work on her Ph.D. in 20th century Literature and Culture at Boston College and teach at the high school and college level. She has led student groups to Europe and China and throughout the USA. Michelle has been at Gann since 2017 teaching French and Spanish as well as advising students, mentoring Faculty s and assisting with the French Club. She teaches all levels of French and Spanish 1-3. Most recently, she visited Martinique to study the History of Slavery and Diversity in the DOM-TOMs thanks to the Carol Ruth Jacobs Travel Fellowship. She lives outside of Boston with her wife and a zoo of rescue pets, including therapy dog, Bowie. When not teaching, she enjoys gardening/farming, cooking, dog training, volunteering with rescue organizations and traveling the world!