While at Middlebury, Jacqueline focused her studies on her passion for French theatre and performing arts. She loved seeing performances ranging from opera to edgy performance art, to circus, to classical theatre. She has traveled extensively in France and much of Europe, living for a time in Paris. She worked for several years as the dean of a French language immersion program in the South of France. After returning to the United States, Jacqueline taught French at the university level and then found her niche teaching high school French at an independent school. Her love of travel and language learning led her to explore Central America during her school vacations where she decided to learn Spanish and began surfing. She moved to Costa Rica a year and a half ago and began teaching French at an English-Spanish bilingual school. She surfs nearly daily and loves living the pura vida lifestyle. She is fluent in French and is working towards fluency in Spanish, in which she is currently highly proficient.