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 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 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.