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Nathalie Ricci-Whaley

French M.A. University of Oregon

Nathalie Ricci was born in France where she earned a D.E.U.G. in Spanish Language and Literature at the Université Paris-X. She later moved to the United States and lived in several western states. She earned a B.A. with a double major in French and Spanish Literature from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Oregon. After graduating in 1992, she taught both Spanish and French at the University of Oregon and was a second-year supervisor, leading teaching graduate students in the Foreign Language Department. In 2005, Nathalie started working at the Waterford School as a Spanish teacher. Shortly after joining Waterford, she served as Dean for Class XI and Class XII. Later, she served as the Foreign Language Department Chair. She continues to teach Spanish as well as French and yoga. She has worked as both an Upper School and Middle School advisor as well as a tutor of French and Spanish during the summer terms. In addition to teaching Spanish, Nathalie has spent the last two years developing curriculum in the History Department, where she offers a course titled “Mexico through Film: Mexican American Relations in the Twentieth Century.” In her free time, Nathalie enjoys yoga, camping, traveling, cooking, and watching foreign and indie movies. She is the Executive Director of Inbody Outreach, a local non-profit organization that offers free yoga to at-risk populations in the community. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family.