Fran Simon is a board member of Hadassah New Orleans where she resides and also serves on the board of L’Union Française. Prior to retiring in 2016, Fran was a public relations professional at Tulane University for 25 years, where she last served as managing editor of the university’s award-winning online daily news. With a love of lifelong learning, she earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Tulane in 2021, with particular emphasis in Francophone studies and Medieval Studies. In addition to studying French at Tulane University, L’Union Française, and Alliance Française, Fran studied French during two month-long immersion programs at L’Institut de Français in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence, earning a certificate for meritorious pursuit of French at the Advanced level. Fran has tried studying Hebrew, but she finds it very challenging!