Zohara comes to Cate via Brooklyn and Buffalo, New York, and she has been teaching French for over thirteen years. She is a graduate of New York University where she majored in French literature. She lived in Paris for two years studying film and theater at the NYU Center and medieval French literature at La Sorbonne. She earned a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study theater in Avignon, France, after obtaining her Masters in Teaching a Second Language from Bennington College.
Zohara is of Haitian descent and has traveled extensively. She uses her language abilities to get to know people and their way of life. Exposing students to various cultures through theater, film, literature and music engages curiosity, enabling individuals to make lasting connections with what they are learning. Developing competencies in multicultural settings is also very important to her. She loves to work with students on cross-cultural understanding and forging friendships through student exchanges.