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

Adrien Argentero

Business Outreach Manager

Every day brings an opportunity to learn from each other. The Center is rich by the experience, multiculturalism and multilingualism of its team.
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Benjamin Capellari

Executive Manager of Operations

Wonders are built where cultures meet.
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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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Hayley Fallon

Education Administrator

My French journey has taken me across the ocean, across the country, across the Saint Lawrence, and now to Boston. I look forward to seeing where it will take each of our visitors!
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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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Jamie Haslett

Director of Marketing

Being multilingual can provide opportunities, create connections, and open minds. The francophone world is vast, and one we are happy to introduce you to.
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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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Amanda McGuire

Events Manager

I fell in love with French language and culture on my first trip to Paris many years ago. Though I don't get to go back as often as I'd like, walking through the doors of the French Cultural Center every morning is like taking a red-eye to Europe, minus the jetlag.
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Joshua Stone

Marketing Associate / Graphic Design

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

Library Assistant

Stories and languages have both taken me to far-off places. The resources and support that the French Cultural Center can provide are simply phenomenal!
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Pierre-Antoine Tiberi

Youth Programs Manager

I like to think we play a small part in shaping the current and future global citizens of our community.
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Our Teachers

Sally Assaad

Egypt
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Evelyne Ayivi

Dakar, Senegal
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Annette Ayzichek

Boston, MA
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Benjamin Capellari

Paris, France
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Sandra Chaouche

France and Tunisia
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Héloïse Darcq

Evry, France
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Julien Delbasty

Dordogne, France
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Jonathan Espinosa

Colombia and New York
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Liz Frothingham

Boston, MA
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Sophie Lowery

Paris, France
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Stéphanie Maksimenko

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Nora Massoc

Lorraine, France
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Sophia Niehaus

Canada
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Patricia Richoux

Brussels, Belgium
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Adèle Salaün

Paris, France
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Rafik Taileb

Algeria
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Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria
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Athie Tschibelu

Democratic Republic of Congo
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Marion Valentin

Épernay, France
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Joséphine Wolfe

Luxembourg
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