Dr. Jeanne-Hélène (Néna) Roy

An Associate Professor Emerita of French at the University of Akron, Néna
Roy is the executive director of Akron Promise. Throughout her
professional career, Néna specialized in and authored works on the
French Enlightenment, contemporary French fiction, and cinema studies.
With undergraduate diplomas from both France and the United states,
she holds both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and is a
500-hour RYT certified yoga instructor. She has guest-lectured and
taught throughout the United States, as well as in France and Italy. Néna
currently lives in Akron, Ohio with her two teens and a smattering of cats.

Néna can be reached at Nena@AkronPromise.org