Agnieszka Morillon: Co-President
I am a Polish/American citizen married to a Frenchman, Thomas. After finishing my PhD in environmental engineering at Purdue University, IN, I moved to Haute-Savoie. From there, because of Thomas’ job, we were sent to Duisburg Germany for 3.5 years. Since August 2012 we are back in France, I work as a independent consultant specializing in metallurgical slag and environmental engineering.
Meghan Fleming: Co-President
In 2010, I was an English teacher in China and decided that it would be neat to spend a year in France at graduate school before heading home. 5 years later, I’m still here! I’m now working in the marketing and communications department of a local software company. For fun, I like to read, cook, hang out with friends and run (mostly to make up for all the eating).
Tori Evans: Membership
A newcomer to Lyon, I arrived in early 2015 from Cambodia where I worked on ecotours centered around jungle protection and wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking. Since growing up Virginia I have been exploring environmental conservation in Alaska, Australia, Egypt and Cambodia, often teaching English and yoga and studying languages as hobbies on the side. I live with my very own Frenchman who guides me through France’s own brand of adventures, from appreciating bold cheeses to skiing in the Alps!
Freya Damrell: Events
A Dutch-American citizen, I moved to France 8 years ago. I lived, studied and worked in Paris until we moved to Lyon in autumn 2015 and enjoy getting out and exploring this beautiful city and its surroundings. Originally hailing from the coast of Maine, I love being able to enjoy both a European lifestyle and yearly family trips back “home.” With a degree in French and International Relations, I worked as the Cultural Program Coordinator at The American University of Paris and now look forward to helping plan events for the ACL.
Dana Nelson: Events
When I started grad school at Penn State in 2004, the last thing I imagined was that I’d meet a Frenchman in rural central Pennsylvania and end up following him back to France — but that’s exactly what happened! Originally from Northern Virginia, I’ve lived up and down the east coast of the US before moving to Lyon in 2014. I am a clinical psychologist (trained in the US), and I recently opened my private practice here in Lyon, where I specialize in working with English-speaking adults and adolescents. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, reading, and pushing the limits of my bravery when it comes to trying new foods.
Lisa Arsac: Children’s Events
Along with my French husband and two kids, 3 years ago I came to Lyon from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have a degree in psychology and prior to being a stay at home mom, I worked with adults with physical and developmental disabilities and also volunteered at a local organization as a charitable giving coordinator. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing tennis, trying out new recipes, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
As the kids’ event coordinator, I’m excited to plan many fun things for our kids to do!
Aleksandra Chapeau: Secretary
I am a Polish citizen and after spending some time in Texas and almost 8 years in Ireland in late 2013 I have decided to move with my French husband to Paris and 2 years later to Lyon. I have a degree in Low administration and Digital Marketing. Prior to moving to France I was working in banking. I love outdoor activities, traveling, reading and indie movies but my biggest weakness since I am in France is pâtisserie.
Liam Moore: Treasurer
I moved to Lyon at the end of 2015 to join my partner, who is French. After working for several years as an HR Recruiter in Florida, I am now happily realizing my life-long dream of living in France and working as an English teacher.
Sam Finocchio: Webmaster
I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Lyon in the summer of 2011 after having lived in the Netherlands and then Grenoble, where I served as Technology Officer of the English-speaking association, Open House Grenoble.
Becky Reynaud: FAWCO Representative
Becky is originally from Berkeley and is a conference interpreter. She is married to a Frenchman, Denis, and has two daughters in grad school.
Becky was co-President of the American Club with Eric Way from 2004 to 2006. She is now the club’s FAWCO Representative, keeping members informed of the federation’s work to promote expat’s interests and helping young members apply for FAWCO education grants.