Of Irish origin, I was born in Geneva. I went through the Swiss schooling system (in French) and studied at Geneva University (English, Linguistics, Spanish). I guess I can say that I grew up exposed to both international and local/Swiss culture - and sort of managed to blend them both in! I often hear criticism about the lack of things to do in Geneva, its boring nightlife etc. - but I really think it's all a matter of knowing where to look....and where to go. I write the occasional article when inspiration hits - but otherwise manage the newsletter translation from English into French.