"Curiosity is the key to learning for me. I grew up in Wisconsin surrounded by local artists and musicians and an engineer mom. Everyone around me encouraged my curiosity. It is the main thing that shapes the way I give tours. I try to figure out what each child is interested in. I once gave a tour to a 12-year old boy who didn’t really want to be in a museum on a nice sunny day, but after 30 minutes he was totally hooked and completely engaged. At the end of the tour while we were at the Mona Lisa, he took hold of my arm and said, ‘This is a real privilege to be able to see the real thing.’ It was an extremely touching moment. Seeing how engaged he was is why this job is so much fun."
After earning her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in French and Theater Arts, Charlotte continued her studies in Translation at the University of Wisconsin. She is currently teaching a variety of classes at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and Marne la Vallée Universities, including 18th Century Art, 19th Century Art and Poetry, Medieval Theater, American Theater, and American History. She enjoys making class an interactive learning environment where her students have the freedom to make their own artistic discoveries. When she isn’t teaching, she’s usually biking around aimlessly on a Velib’ bike.