Staff

STAFF

Audrey Nikitine 
Executive Director

A native of France, Audrey fell in love with New Orleans during an amazing – and too short – trip in 2014. Before coming to New Orleans, she was a civil servant in France for more than 15 years, with roles in culture, education, languages and nonprofit organizations. Audrey is looking forward to promoting the French and francophone language and culture, for and with this warm and wonderful community.
 
 
 
 
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Cassandra Holbrook
Administrative Manager
Born and bred in rural Georgia, Cassandra arrived fresh from 17 years in New York City, with a background in Operations Management in Executive Office, Wine Import/Distribution, and Client Service fields.  An avid traveler, she’s lived in Mexico and Brazil, speaks Portuguese, and has studied French and dabbled in Spanish.  She collects old records, cooks, and looks forward to helping the Alliance grow.
 
 
 
 

Cecilia Gaubert
Marketing and Development Coordinator

Cecilia earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration at L.S.U., followed by a master’s in Marketing at Regent’s University in London, England. Cecilia has held previous roles in Project Management, Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations. After almost a decade in London working in the energy sector, Cecilia moved back to her native Louisiana. She joined The Alliance in 2016 and looks forward to promoting the French language and culture in New Orleans.
 
 
 
A native of France, Bérengère first worked as a social worker in jail and community centers, managing cultural, athletic and educational projects. She loved teaching French at the University in Bolivia for one month in 2012 so much that she changed her career to become a French teacher.
After having passed the DAEFLE, she taught French in Ecuador for one year. When she went back to France last year, in her native Alsace, she worked at the french Alliance in Strasbourg. She loves teaching, but she also wanted to return to his first love: managing projects. So when she saw the proposal of an internship in programs coordination, she didn’t hesitate. Her goals is to develop the school’s offer and to be a resource person for the team of teachers. She just joined New Orleans’s badminton club and has been playing badminton for 20 years.