Anne Theobald
Director
 

Anne completed her PhD in French at UW-Madison in 2011. During her graduate studies, she taught as a TA in the Dept. of French and Italian and also worked as a server at L’Etoile.  Anne spent one academic year as a fellow at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After graduating from UW, she taught French in a tenure-track position at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and then earned tenure at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI.  She is thrilled to be back in Madison to teach in the FRIT Dept. and manage all aspects of residential life at the French House.
 

Fabien Siles
Resident Assistant

Fabien comes to UW-Madison from Aix-Marseille Université where he is completing a Masters in Cultural Studies of the Anglophone World. His thesis focuses on a linguistic analysis of the communication of U.S. politicians on Twitter. Living in Madison during the wind up to the 2020 presidential elections will be an exciting time for him!  When he is not helping out as an assistant at the French House and teaching French in the department, Fabien plans to spend some time investigating the music scene in Madison and hopefully join in.

Bhavana Suvarna
Resident Assistant

Bhavana Suvarna is a graduate student in the Professional French Masters Program. As an undergraduate, she was a resident assistant and so she comes with plenty of experience! As part of her French degree, Bhavana spent a trimester studying in Dakar, Senegal, and in 2018-2019, she was an English Language Assistant in Normandy.

Karen Ladell

Head Chef

Karen has been our head chef since the fall of 2014. A Madison native, Karen has enjoyed traveling abroad to Central America and throughout Europe. Over the past 20 years of her career she has specialized primarily in natural foods and pastries.