Meet our Staff!

We are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Lindsay McNicol.

Lindsay McNicol
Executive Director

Our Staff

Lindsay Reva McNicol
Executive Director

Born in San Diego and being Tahitian, Lindsay had the opportunity to travel to the South Pacific Islands, her mother’s homeland. This experience opened a whole new world for her – she learned a great deal about the Tahitian culture, the dance, the music, the food, and especially the people who influenced her choices in life. Lindsay was Miss Pacific Islander in 2009, founded a non-profit organization Reva Tahiti Productions and Heiva San Diego in 2010, and opened her wedding and events coordination company, Reva Events in 2017. She had been involved with the Alliance Francaise de San Diego since July 2017.

Amélie Chappaz
Educational Director

Amelie Chappaz is a native French speaker and her teaching qualification is internationally recognised. She is passionate about the French language and even more so about sharing it and inspiring others. She has recently relocated to San Diego with her husband and their two daughters. Previously living in England, she has been teaching and tutoring in various settings including schools and enterprises, and is thus used to adapting her lessons to various audiences from children to students, adults and senior citizens. She was also the head teacher of the school Les Petits Caméléons for French bilingual children. She is dedicated to developing the skills and abilities of her pupils so that they have the opportunity to achieve to the best of their potential both in the written and spoken fields of the French language. Her lessons are therefore structured to include listening and reading comprehension, oral participation on a wide range of topics, as well as writing practices. Differentiation is key in her teaching practice. Modern technologies and a diversity of outstanding resources are offered to promote motivation and excellence.

Amelie is also the book club coordinator.

Kate Morris
Certifications Specialist

Bonjour! My name is Kate Morris and I study International Business and French at the University of San Diego. I took my first French class at 9 years old and I’ve been in love with the language ever since. I enjoy watching French films, listening to French music, and practicing speaking French! I look forward to exploring the French culture here in San Diego via Alliance Française while helping people to reach their goals in certifications. Bonne journée!

Riley Lim
Assistant to Executive Director

Bonjour à tous! My name is Riley Lim, and I am currently an undergraduate freshman at the University of San Diego. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, and am excited to connect with the French community here in San Diego. French has been one of my greatest passions since the 9th grade, and I am currently majoring in it as well. I am a proficient speaker and love reading French literature and listening to French music. My favorite song is currently L’hynme à l’amour by Édith Piaf, and I hope to sing it with all of the students and faculty at Alliance Française very soon. À bientôt j’espère!

Zhala Hasili
Marketing and Media Intern

Bonjour! My name is Zhala Hasili. I was born  in Azerbaijan, Baku.  European countries and culture is something that I’m always passionate about and that lead me to do my bachelors in International Relations. Currently I am an MBA student at Alliant International University, San Diego. I’m excited to be part of the Alliance family and having a chance to get to know the French culture!

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Alexis Kranz
AFSD Intern

Bonjour! My name is Alexis Kranz and I am currently an 11th grade student at Point Loma High School here in San Diego. I’ve been learning the French language since kindergarten. I attended the K-8 French and Spanish immersion school called Language Academy. I plan on majoring in French when I attend college. From a very young age I fell in love with the french language and culture. I really enjoy learning about different cultures, fashion and I love food!! I’m very excited to learn more about the French culture with the Alliance Francaise.


Office hours:
Currently closed. Virtual learning now available. 

School location: 
6640 Lusk blvd suite 104
San Diego, Ca 92121
Free parking

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