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GUILLEMETTE TURQUIN

Guillemette was born in France. Her mother flew them right after birth to Equator to meet her father who was stationed there, serving in the french military. They stayed 3 years. Returning to France they ended in Brittany where she stayed until her last years of college. She studied Marine Biology and achieved a Master in Oceanography.


She then moved to Brussels for a PhD project. She spent a few years conducting her field studies and experiments on the ´star fish’ population. She did not present her studies to validate her PhD. Fifteen years later she still does not regret this decision.


Brussels is also the city where she met the love of her life. After her first kid was born, she chose to become family manager and full-time mother. The couple chose  to have 4 children. Thanks to them, she has been involved in an association running a ´kindergarten’ open to all children, including special needs one and exploring the best practice for their inclusion. She was the President of the Association for 2 years and continued while her children had left to elementary school where she became also part of the elected parent representatives for a few mandates. 


4 years ago she joined the board of Greenpeace Association Luxembourg and the one of the influencing Foundation, thus became a member of  the Board of the Greenpeace France Luxembourg Regional office.

She's glad offering her time and skills this incredible NGO.


Meanwhile, with other parents she has been founding the parents association for the elementary school and is still part of their board. 


Since February the 9th, she joined what is called the “work force” becoming a science teacher.


Her kids are growing, 8, 11, 14 and 15 years old, her husband wanting to be more involved in their everyday life, she chose to take the opportunity to work and teach. "The Covid19  Crisis offered me the opportunity to enter and explore the important and essential role in this profession. I am doing my best to succeed."

IG:  @guillemetteturquin

Guillemette chose to support Stemm Luxembourg.

Portrait taken by

Jessica de Vreeze | @hopeje