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moiCécile Fandos is a French journalist in Austin since Sept. 2011.

Upon arriving in the Capital of Texas from the French Alps, she immediatly started a blog in French about Austin: Austin Bulletin.

In March 2012, she launched the Texas edition of FrenchMorning.com, a webmagazine for the French speakers and the francophiles in the US.

In parallel, she started tutoring adults as well as kids in French.

In the weeks prior to the 2012 general election, she blogged in French on Texas Families around the State with fellow French journalist Mélinda Trochu.

During the spring of 2013, she increased her coverage of the French presence at South by Southwest as the Austin Angers Music project unfolded, and launched a French-speaking blog about Texas: My Texas.

In January 2014, her portrait of a French expat couple from the French Alps living in Austin was published in the compendium book Isère Intime edited by the Grenoble, Isère Press Club.

As the 2014 edition of the French Cultures Festival in Texas fast approached,
French startups were preparing to showcase their talents at South by Southwest 2014
and the will to create a French-American Chamber of Commerce chapter in Austin reemerged,
Cécile decided to launch French in Austin
hoping it will help the French-speaking and francophile community in Austin grasp its potential.

While developping this project, Cécile ran for the consular election of May 2014 on the Pour une Alternative à Gauche list
and is instrumental in the creation of a Texas-Louisiana branch of the Français du Monde worldwide organization.

As part of her work at Français du Monde South Central USA, Cécile organized the response of the French and francophile community in Austin to the terror attacks in Paris, a mobilization that gave birth to yearly French-Arabic and French-African parties.

In the spring of 2016 she made a press kit for the Austin events of the Texas French Cultures Festival organized by the cultural services of the French consulate in Houston for French-speaking month and the month was covered by local media.

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