Ayelen (pronounced Ash-eh-LEN) (she/her) is a recent MA graduate from CU Boulder. Born and raised in Argentina, she moved to the United States as a young teenager with her immediate family. She earned BAs in French and Psychology as well as a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Missouri and also studied the art of French Pastry in Chicago. After working as a pastry cook for several years, her love for languages and cultures led her to Colorado to pursue an MA in francophone literature, during which she also taught five semesters of beginner French courses. In her role as Educational Services Coordinator for ALTEC, Ayelen is excited to work with students, staff and faculty to broaden and deepen cultural understanding through innovative approaches to language learning and teaching.