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Volunteers

We could not do it without the help of many of you! thanks for your time and commitment.

Here are a few of our volunteers.

Alliance Francaise San Diego
Jennifer Gaul, Admin

Jennifer is a nurse practitioner who settled in San Diego a few years ago with her husband and two adorable children. She loves walking, dancing, singing and discovering the San Diego area. 

Alliance Francaise San Diego
Mathilde Guibert, Social media

From the Centre Val de Loire, Mathilde Guibert, relocated to San Diego in 2022. With a curious and creative disposition, she eagerly embraces social and cultural gatherings. She holds a Master's degree in Economics and an MBA in Digital Marketing and Data. In addition to her academic and cultural interests, Mathilde is an active individual who enjoys social events, French cuisine, especially cheese, swimming, running, and practicing yoga.

Alliance Francaise San Diego
Yesenia Gonzalez, Hikes

Born in Mexico, with a French great grandfather, Yesenia says she's French at heart. She holds a Bachelor in Education and Master of Arts from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Mexico and CAVILAM, France. She's been teaching English as a second language for the last 18 years, in Private and Public Schools. She relocated to San Diego in 2009 and founded the AFSD Hikes in 2010. Teaching and sports, specially triathlon and hikes are her passion. 

Alliance Francaise San Diego
Sylvie Nottoli, Events

Originally from the sunny south of France, Sylvie has been living in San Diego for over 20 years. Trained in the most prestigious makeup academy in Paris, Sylvie has worked as a key makeup artist for the film industry, television, photoshoots and the opera.

She loves entertaining guests and friends around delicious home made dishes.

Alliance Francaise San Diego
Olivier Pasco, French Film Club and Film Festival

Olivier is a French native who calls San Diego home for more than 20 years. He is an engineer working in the automotive industry. His passion for cinema led him to found the French Film Club of San Diego. His talent for curating the movies we present is precious.

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Angelique Soobben, Library

Angélique is a French native speaker who was born and raised in Paris, France. Over the last ten years, she has been involved in multidisciplinary projects focused on education, including teaching French, managing the publication of French workbooks and developing a French enrichment program for children. She has recently relocated to San Diego and is currently volunteering at our library in our brand new space. 

Many thanks to all who donate their time and contribute to our community! This list is non exhaustive.

Marion Addo, Amélie Catheline, Amélie Chappaz and Family, Elisabeth Bergman, Catherine Bellier-Igasaki, Mathilde Epstein, Frank Finch, Louis de Guise, Rodney Lafaye, Anne-Laure Le Reverend, Cameron Lupton, Julie Morisot, Ingrid Pasco, Sarah Pike, Véronique Rahmati, Julie Ripoll and Family, Susan Ranft, Jessica Suarez, Laurence de Valmy and Family, Henry Worm and many more!

Is your name missing? We are sorry for the omission.

Please get in touch with culture@afsandiego.org so we can update the page. 

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