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Lindsay McNicol


Lindsay Reva McNicol was born and Raised in San Diego California and spent most of her vacation time traveling to French Polynesia where her mothers family is from. She took an immediate interest in her Tahitian roots, dedicating herself to the culture and dance that is so unique to French Polynesia. In 2009 she was crowned Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego and shortly after founded Reva Tahiti Productions and Heiva San Diego Cultural Festival that attracts people from all over the world. She is currently the Executive Director at Alliance Francaise de San Diego with the intent of sharing and learning the Culture of France.
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Elisabeth Bergman

Educational Coordinator

Elisabeth Madeleine Bergman was born in France in Britany and moved to Portugal when she was 15. She started teaching French in Portugal as a teenager for pocket money as she learned the Portuguese language and culture. In 1991, after finishing a Linguistics degree at the University of Lisbon, she was offered to teach Portuguese at UCSD where she met a future husband. Elisabeth enjoys teaching French, mostly evening and week-end as she also is a full time employee at CDG, a Boeing Company since 1999. Teacher (and just recently School Director) at the Alliance Française de San Diego since 2009, this is where she share the love of the French language and Culture to everyone who wants to speak that beautiful language.

Marie-France Sanderson

Cultural Coordinator

Marie-France came to Las Vegas in July 2014 and moved one year later to California.. She’s been working previously in Chile in South America for five years and in Washington DC for three years in French schools. She enjoys doing yoga and hiking and spending time with her four years and half son. Since October 2015, she’s very happy to help the Alliance Française as Cultural Coordinator, helping to organize events, looking for sponsors and making promotional flyers
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Astrid Mussi


Born in Grenoble, France, Astrid has lived for 12 years in Brussels, Belgium before moving to San Diego in 2011 with her husband and their 2 children. She has studied photographic art, comics and illustration. Astrid has exhibited her photographic work several times, mostly in Belgium. She’s passionate about art and culture, and sharing it with the world. She loves books, and particularly children's literature. She volunteers at the Alliance Française, helping managing the library.