Marianne Biron is fascinated with foreign language acquisition and multiculturalism. She is French-American, born and raised in France, and spent part of her childhood in Japan. With a background in international relations and languages, Marianne has taught French in France, the United States, and Turkey. In addition to teaching, she has worked in foreign relations at the US Department of State in Washington DC and New Delhi, India, and in ocean policy at the European Institute for Marine Studies in Brest, France. She holds a B.A. in Law & English as a second language from University Lumieres Lyon 2 (Lyon, France) as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and International Relations from University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Lyon, France) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Networks in Developing Countries from Sciences Po Rennes (Rennes, France). When she is not in the classroom, Marianne can be found traveling around the world or hiking America’s magnificent national parks.