Born and raised in Guadeloupe, an island in the Caribbean, Océane pursued her studies in the United States. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics at Florida international University, she went on to graduate with a Masters in International Studies.
After earning her degrees, she worked in various organisations both in the United States and abroad such as Pro-Mujer in Peru, European Commission in Belgium, Council of Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C, Visionspring in New York, and CITI Foundation in Miami.
Although working in NGOs and other institutions was deeply fulfilling professionally and personally, Océane’s passion for teaching and doing research prompted her to start a PhD in Global and Cultural Studies at Florida International University. A third year student in this interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology), Océane also specialises and teaches courses in Women’s Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies.
She is currently in South Africa to conduct research for her dissertation entitled Negotiating “Globalisation from Below”: Empowerment, Neoliberalism, and the Making of the New South African Subject.
When she is not teaching or working on an academic article, Océane enjoys spending quality time and traveling with her 6 year old son, Kanyon. She also loves reading, cooking, swimming and doing yoga.