Barbara Bouquegneau

Executive Director

Barbara Bouquegneau

Barbara has worked at the French Cultural Center for more than 20 years. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in electrical engineering from her native Belgium, where she pursued research in biomedical engineering, and another in film production from Boston University, that led her to produce a number of independent films. Barbara has been at the very heart of the Center her whole career: from Film Assistant to Executive Director, Barbara has evolved through various positions such as Cultural Programs Manager, Director of Programs and Communications, and Chief Operating Officer. Her career has enabled her to forge many friendships and ties in the local Francophone and Francophile communities.

Barbara has represented the Center and Alliance Française of Boston throughout the years and has most recently been appointed board member of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. An avid reader and film buff, Barbara presents the Center’s monthly ciné-club and relishes discussions with each enthusiastic audience.

She is committed to pursuing the extraordinary mission of the French Cultural Center and believes that the Francophone world is worth exploring in all its different cultures. She wishes that visitors of the Center experience the welcome embrace of French and Francophone cultures together, as a community.

Our Staff

Clémence Bary-Boloré

Cultural Events Coordinator / Head Receptionist / Office Manager

I love meeting new people, sharing tips and points of view. The French Cultural Center is a place which allows you to experience that every day.
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Natalie Collet

Membership Manager

I love​ ​​discovering different parts of France and the Francophone world because each region and its culture is so different. There is still so much I have yet to discover and that excites me.
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Clément Doherty

Education Administrator

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Joyce Grippen

Director of Development

Language is the gateway to appreciating culture and an openness to new cultures is both personally rewarding and key to international harmony.
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Elisabeth Karnoub

Director of Education

Being multilingual has allowed me to travel to many different places and meet great people along the way!
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Ingrid Marquardt

Librarian

I am consistently amazed by the people, opportunities, and joy that French has brought into my life. There is nothing better than sharing my love of libraries and language with our visitors!
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Fabrizio Mazzetta

Adult Programs Manager

If language is a positive factor contributing to a better knowledge of a specific culture, multilingualism is an unending source of great discoveries.
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Sarah Mills

Youth Programs Coordinator

There is a saying that “you live a new life for every language that you speak.” The Center provides opportunities to not only learn French, but also to exchange ideas and perspectives.
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Joshua Stone

Marketing Manager

Being at the French Cultural Center allows me to be surrounded by new cultural experiences daily.
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Our Teachers

Alysse Anton

Switzerland
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Sally Assaad

Egypt
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Evelyne Ayivi

Dakar, Senegal
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Sandra Chaouche

France and Tunisia
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Lucile Chaurin Ablanedo

Loire Valley, France
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Bojana Coulibaly

France
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Julien Delbasty

Dordogne, France
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Michaela Jordan

France
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Clémence Lucchini

France
Francophone Culture Fellow
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Stéphanie Maksimenko

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Nora Massoc

Lorraine, France
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Maude Mastoris

Paris, France
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Patricia Richoux

Brussels, Belgium
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Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria
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Joséphine Wolfe

Luxembourg
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