Executive Director
Fanchon Gérardin

Born and raised in the Vosges, Fanchon studied English in England Nancy and France. She taught English shortly in France, and moved to the States with her husband in 1988, a physicist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. She switched to teaching French as a foreign language and worked many years as a teacher and a translator. She joined Alliance Française de Pasadena in 1997 and became its Director in 1999. She was certified as a trainer for DELF-DALF examinateurs/correcteurs in 2012 this making the AFDP a full fledged Exam Center. She was recently made Chevalière dans « l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques »:

Assistant Director/
Communication Design
Nicole Marquis

Born and raised in Paris, France. Nicole always wanted a life in the United States. She first came to this country as a foreign exchange student and then came back to study interior design in college. After working with design firms in Los Angeles, she took on photography and started a pet photography service. Nicole joined the Alliance Française de Pasadena in 2004. She is an official accredited examiner for the DELF, DALF and TCF exams. Her passions are nature, animals, design and food.