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Andrew Irving

Andrew Irving has been Director of the French House since 1995. Originally from the Boston area, he received his PhD in French from the UW-Madison in 1997 where he teaches French language and literature and is also an advisor for undergraduate majors.

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Kelsey Roy
Resident Assistant

Kelsey Roy is completing her PhD in French at the UW-Madison. She came to us from Coon Rapids, MN, where taking French was not an option. Once at the UW, she certainly got her fill.  Kelsey has lived at the French House as a undergraduate, worked in the kitchen, and now is our Resident Assistant.

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Fabien Siles
Assistant 2019-2020

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.

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Karen Ladell
Head Chef

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.

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David Piper

Without David, breakfast would not be so delicious, lunch would not come off so easily, our special events would not run so smoothly, but our waistlines would certainly be thinner. A Madison native, David brings old-home recipes to the French House and serves them up with plenty of humor.