Salut tout le monde! My name is Anne-Marcelle (a hyphenated first-name, pronounced like “Anh- Marcel”). By now, if you suspect that I speak French, you’re spot on!
I am actually Ivorian-American, born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire ( also known as the Ivory Coast) and educated (for the most part) in the U.S. if you were to meet me in person, you will also realize that I am a living meme; I can go from making various palpable facial expressions to offering insightful commentaries on “seemingly” random life occurrences and still manage to make them relatable.
After a while, you will also notice that I’m a HUGE foody. I’m that friend with a genuine appreciation for food, ready to try all sorts of dishes and live to tell about it. In fact, my dream job is to travel the world, meet new people and deconstruct complex international issues and real hidden stories over a meal or two – plus dessert.
Besides creating memes (out of myself), and stuffing my stomach with food, I am also passionate about language learning, storytelling and methods of communication that connects different cultures. My interest naturally culminated with a B.A. in International Relations last May from Juniata College, so you might be wondering “Why MC”?
Well, long story short: I was curious about the role that technology plays in facilitating information exchange and, LO and BEHOLD – the Workforce Development Continuing Education (WDCE) at MC offered hands-on training in coding, data analytics, and other IT related fields – at NO COST.
Being in the WDCE has been a truly transformative experience for me, and it’s a journey that I’ll be happy to sharing as an MC Voice Blogger. Tune in every week for new updates!”