Céline grew up in Dijon, France, but came to the US to study International Relations while immersed in an English-speaking culture. Her teaching career began while she was an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University. There, she completed double majors in International Relations and French Studies. At the end of her BA, her love for teaching drove her to pursue additional education. Still at Brigham Young University, she earned a Master’s degree in Second Language Teaching and moved to Iowa in order to complete a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition.