Anne-Fleur Andrle graduated from UTC majoring in Bio- engineering in 2011 and went on to do a Master’s degree in research at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. Interactions presents a portrait of a woman who started podcasting to satisfy her need for creativity.
Her objective after gaining her “Bac” in the city of Brest My dream was to become a doctor. I wanted a job where I would have an impact on people’s lives, to be able to help them and to be as close as possible to people,” she explains. This goal was thwarted by the fierce competition in this field. After a short period of hesitation, Anne-Fleur Andrle was inspired by an internship she did in a biochemistry laboratory at the State University of New York at Buffalo. “I found lab work fascinating,” she says. And it was on her return that she chose to register at UTC.
The reasons? “UTC had the same semester system as the United States, which allowed me to join in the first semester of 2008 and that it allowed me to build a career path, mixing biology and human sciences, which resembled me,” she explains. Buffalo, where she left behind her ‘lover’, she adds. A lover who has since become her husband.
But UTC has, in her eyes, other attractions. “It is a university that gave us a solid training in engineering sciences while opening up other horizons,” she explains.
This is how Anne-Fleur Andrle joined the Graf’hit radio station, hosted on campus. “They had a popular science programme called “Biotine” and I offered to do a column on it, which I did from 2009 to 2010. It was a revelation for me. Then, at the end of 2010, with a few students, we transformed this column into a fortnightly programme,” she points out. A radio station which she chaired for a year and which revealed her passion for sound.
After graduating in Engineering Sciences, she went on to do a master’s degree. “I wanted an international degree. So I applied for a research master’s degree at several American universities, and returned to SUNY Buffalo,” she says. With her Master’s degree in hand, she continued her American adventure. But this time, on the job market. “I joined a French start-up, Olea Medical, specialising in diagnostic assistance, in Boston as an application engineer. There I found a little of what attracted me to medicine,” she says.
But Anne-Fleur Andrle likes challenges and is not afraid to take up a different path. She joined another French company, AMA, which specialises in augmented reality, particularly in the medical field, and which wanted to establish itself in the United States. “On paper, it was a very interesting and challenging job. I learned a lot and it was exciting. But soon the commercial component of the job took over, which was not really to my liking. I needed some creativity in my work,” she says.
After suffering a personal burn-out and spending some time at MIT, she returned to her first passion: radio. “It was at MIT, which I joined in the summer of 2019, that I felt the need for creativity. So it was also there that I created my first podcast “French Expat”. It very quickly found a very large audience. However, I continued at MIT until the online media French Morning offered me a regular collaboration in June 2021 to produce French Expat. In parallel, I work for other media and institutions to create podcasts in their image. Since the summer of 2021, I live only from my podcasts,” concludes Anne-Fleur Andrle.
- 2008 : registered at UTC in the major Bio-engineering
- 2011 : obtains his engineering degree, specialising in Biomechanics and Biomaterials
- 2013 : obtains a research master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the State University of New York in the United States
- 2019 : launches her first native language podcast, ‘French Expat’
- Since 2021 : producer of audio content in France and the United States