Hello! My name is Maëva. It means “welcome” in Tahitian language, and I think it suits me well as I am a very friendly and opened person. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I am from Reunion Island, a French island located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I consider myself lucky to have lived surrounded by the sun, the ocean and an omnipresent summer. However, I am currently completing my PhD in Literature, Culture and Languages at the University of Connecticut. I also got the opportunity to study at Western Connecticut State University and at the University of Vermont for my Master’s and my Bachelor’s degree. It allowed me to improve my English as I could not practice it on a French-speaking island. When it comes to my personality, I am very energetic, motivated and patient. I look forward to meeting you all and working with you in order to make you discover my native language. Cheers!