Anaël was born and raised in Paris, France. She received her Bachelor honors degree with distinctions in Communications and Mass Media in Scotland, at the Glasgow Caledonian University. She studied abroad for a semester at The Hague’s University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Anaël worked for some independent productions companies in Glasgow, as a researcher, and production assistant and as an information architect in the multimedia company, Razorfish in London. Anaël also taught English in SouthEast Asia and India in various NGOs. She settled in the Czech Republic and joined NC State Prague (formerly Prague Institute) in January 2008. In her now over ten years as a staff member at NC State Prague, Anaël has taken part in the steady growth of the facility. She now supports internal and external communication to build brand awareness and gain new NC State Prague supporters and community members on both sides of the Atlantic using social media and other innovative channels.