February | Février 2019
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This month's highlights:
  • Featured Alumna: Laetitia Morrisson '05
  • Words of Inspiration from Yannick Kpodar '06
  • Networking: ALFM Réseau
  • Entrepreneur du Moment: Vaitea Cowan '11
  • Gala 2019: Around the World in 80 Days
  • Alumni Picnic: June 8, 2019 RSVP
  • and more...
Alumni Relations | Rochambeau, the French International School
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Faites "Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours" avec nous le samedi 23 mars au Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC.
C'est l'occasion de participer à nos fabuleuses enchères et gagner des voyages, des dégustations de vins, des tickets de théâtre, des visite de musées, et plus à découvrir !
Featured Alumna
Laetitia received her Bachelor's in Media Studies from the Catholic University of America. She holds a Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Apart from managing key partnerships for KaBOOM!, she is a fellow of the "Princeton AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders" program.
Additionally, she is also pursuing a Group Fitness Instructor certification to train others to stay healthy.

She is a native of Côte D'Ivoire and lives in the Washington D.C area.
Laetitia Morrisson '05
KaBOOM! Senior Manager, Partnership Development
Q & A

What inspires you today? I have the unique opportunity of working with companies in various industries and help to structure their corporate giving to bring joy and play to kids across the country. The heart and soul of our work – and what makes KaBOOM! so unique – is our kid-designed, community-driven, volunteer-rallying playground build experience.

How has Rochambeau help build your character in the world?   In today’s society we don’t always seek spaces where we can interact with people who come from very different places, and Rochambeau did that for me. It taught me to embrace people from various backgrounds and connect with them around the things that we have in common and not the things that divide us.

What advice would you give current Rochambeau students? Take this opportunity to learn from one another and challenge each other’s beliefs and assumptions, that’s how you grow. Embrace and celebrate the things that make you each unique.
Yannick Kpodar '06
"Today, I get to work with LinkedIn from the Empire State Building (NYC) and launch new products to help people land their dream jobs. I’m forever grateful to all those who have mentored me, coached me, and have opened doors for me. Whatever dream you have - it’s possible. It’s just all about focus, persistence, and learning from people who have already paved the way. However, always remember that you can pave your own way as well... "
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Rochambeau + Galettes = Forever

Laura Macias (Youdale) ' 05, came to enjoy galette & cider and greet familiar faces from Rochambeau! We are happy to say that Laura is a future Rochambeau parent !😊 #RochambeauForeverx2
Alumna Entrepreneur & Winner of the New Energy Challenge 2018.

We celebrate Vaitea Cowan '11, co-founder of Enapter Pitch. Watch her pitch, "Storing energy in hydrogen and why this is the future" 🎥

Ismail Kenessy '94 snapped this photo with his daughter, Sabina '24 , and all his Rochambeau Swag while in Dakar, Senegal. The Kenessy family will be moving to Pretoria, South Africa this year.
 "L es interactions et les amitiés que l’on a eu à Rochambeau font que l’on se sent très à l'aise presque partout dans le monde."
A Bilingual Duo
Bethesda Magazine featured the wedding of Florent Abaziou, Rochambeau alumnus. Highlights of the wedding? Bilingual everything and a DJ equipped with French & English songs! Special moment? Both family's grandfathers shared stories about World War II. " It was amazing to be there and help translate " - Florent is a Senior SEO Manager at Marriott International.

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