Marianne is a Francophile who loves nothing better than immersing herself in the culture, language and music of France. She is also interested in politics, particularly French politics, which she developed during her studies for a BSc in French and English Language. As well as being a passionate linguist, Marianne is also a cellist, artist, scuba diver, bass guitarist, golfer and poker player; and if that’s not enough she sometimes even confesses to being a bit of a Trekkie! Alongside her interest in space and science, Marianne loves to travel. Kenya, South Africa, America, Mexico, Indonesia, Hawaii, Bahamas, and Cuba are all places that have stolen her heart.