Sarah Donat

Growing up in the Boston area, Sarah spent time visiting France and was fascinated by the gestures, foods, and cultural differences. At her childhood home, she overheard the French language as her mother taught High School French and tutored. After discovering French music and film during her French studies beginning in fourth grade, the francophone seed was planted. She traveled to France as a teenager and spent two summers at a French immersion program in Nova Scotia. After having minored in French and Francophone studies in college along with a major of Sociology, Sarah moved to Avignon, France and worked at a boulangerie for two years. After moving back to the United States to receive her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, she and her French husband moved from Oregon to Maine where they are raising their four year old daughter in a bilingual household filled with French music, books and lively conversation. Sarah works privately as a pediatric occupational therapist. She spends her free time exploring the woods of Maine, drinking coffee every occasion, improving eco-friendly ways of life and spending time with friends.