Amandine Gourves-Ingalls holds a MS in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes. She worked in various sectors in France and Quebec, notably in the water and wastewater treatment industry. As a Technical Advisor, Process Coordinator, Project Coordinator, and Project Manager, she wore many hats over the past 15 years, including project management, leading system design and implementation, technical support, relationship management with clients and subcontractors, and overseeing systems installation and start-up. After moving to the United States, Amandine worked at the Alliance Française of San Francisco as the School Coordinator. In this latter position, she was in charge of many aspects of the organization including day-to-day operations, marketing activities, staff coordination and training, and event planning.