Author: Ashley Redjinski

Leadership, Relationship Building, and the Real World: A Conversation with Resident Rachel Keirse

Third-year resident, Rachel Keirse, just signed on the dotted line for her fourth and final year as a French House resident. A busy student to say the least — with double majors in Information Systems and Management & Human Resources, a certificate in French, advanced proficiency in Chinese, and a dizzying level of involvement with a few student organizations and extracurricular activities — Rachel does not slow down. But she did have time for a few questions and we’re happy to share her answers with you. You’re studying Information Systems and Management in the School of Business. What are...

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Discovering Aix-en-Provence with Kristin Ehlert

French House resident Kristin Ehlert is majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and working towards a certificate in French. This semester, she’s discovering life in France as a foreign exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, a city known for its fashion, fountains, food, and warm weather. Here, Kristin shares her first impressions, favorite spots, and goals for her time à l’étranger. Bonne lecture! What were your first impressions of Aix? The moment I arrived in Aix, I loved the environment. People here dress very well! That was the first thing I noticed. They usually wear simple, put together clothes so...

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How to Have a Good Conversation: An Interview with Resident Assistant Ben Revol

Benjamin Revol, a native of Oraison in the south of France, is spending the year as a resident assistant at the French House. His job: to engage the residents and community through the French language. Before returning to Aix to complete his PhD, he’s happy to be sharing his language and culture and discovering life in Madison! Where did you grow up and what is life like there? I grew up in a town called Oraison that’s located in the Alpes de Haut Provence. It’s a very small town in the countryside where there isn’t much to do and...

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From Harley-Davidson to Freelance Translation: Catching up with former resident Peggy Daly

Former Harley-Davidson employee Peggy Daly recently circled back to her love of French as a freelance translator. With nothing but “a computer and an internet connection,” Daly launched her own freelance operation this past January and has already worked with clients in Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Africa. During a recent interview, this former French House resident shared with us memories of her time at the French House and on campus, tips for how to get started in freelance translation, and why she’s excited about her new career. Bonne lecture à tous! How did life on campus feel in the...

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Former Resident Adam Eisendrath talks first jobs, nonprofits, and passion.

Adam Eisendrath received his BA in French from UW-Madison in 2001. Since then, he’s returned to his native San Francisco and spent the past decade working in the world of nonprofits. We recently caught up with this former French House resident who’s now a busy stay at home parent. Surprisingly, the two jobs have a lot in common. Bonne lecture! When did you attend UW-Madison and what things stand out most from your time on campus? I attended UW-Madison from 1997-2001 and studied abroad in Paris for a semester in my Junior year. I have a lot of great...

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