Lina Chaoui joined the Brilla team as a teacher in 2022. She graduated from DePaul University in 2018 where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in French language. She went on to teach English for a year through the French Embassy Cultural Services in Paris, France. During her time in France Ms. Chaoui loved working with students of various ages and seeing their improvement. She moved to New York City to pursue a French Studies Masters of Arts in 2019 and taught as a first grade homeroom teacher and lead science teacher at Success Academy after completing her degree in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family, running marathons, film photography, and attending concerts with her friends.

“But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies.”

- Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

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