Caroline Naralasetty

– President

Caroline joined the Foundation in 2021. She previously served as Director of Development at the Lycée Français de New York, where she oversaw annual and major giving, special events, and alumni relations for the 1,200+ student school, a member of the global AEFE network. Prior to that, Caroline was a Corporate Vice President at consulting firm CCS, where she planned, implemented, and managed major fundraising initiatives for non-profit organizations across secondary and higher education, healthcare, and the arts. She began her career as a strategic communications consultant in New York.

Caroline holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MA from NYU’s Institute of French Studies, and a BA from Stanford University. She and her family reside in Manhattan.

Nathalie Bastin

– Director, External Relations

Nathalie Bastin is the Director of External Relations at the French-American Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Nathalie was the Head of Press and Communications Department at the Consulate General of France in Boston. She also worked in the Political Affairs Department of the Belgian Embassy in Australia and for the United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels. Nathalie holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Université de Louvain in Belgium.

Elizabeth McGehee

– Programs and Communications Associate

Elizabeth McGehee is a Programs and Communications Associate at the French-American Foundation. Before moving to New York, she lived in Paris for five years where she grew her interests in communications and social impact work. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked in international communications for Sciences Po Paris and in outreach for the Future Leaders Foundation, a nonprofit that unites young leaders who pledge to enact positive global change. She holds a BA from the American University of Paris, where she studied Global Communications, Marketing, Gender Theory and Fine Arts.

Fany Robin

– Development & Finance Manager

Fany Robin is the Development and Finance Manager at the French-American Foundation. She is an economist with experience in France and in the United States on public policy issues related to trade and foreign direct investment. Prior to moving to New York, Fany was Deputy Head of Economic Analysis at Business France in Paris and worked as Trade Policy Attaché at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. Fany holds a postgraduate degree in international economics from the Paris School of Economics.

Margaret Fahey

– External Relations Associate

Margaret Fahey is the External Relations Associate at the French-American Foundation. She works to support the Foundation team with development, communications, and programmatic initiatives. Margaret’s background is in education and non-profit work. During the 2018-2019 school year, she completed a Fulbright grant in Marseille, France, where she taught English to high school students. She holds a BA in International Political Economy and French from Fordham University.


Please note that the French-American Foundation is an operating foundation which funds its activities by seeking contributions and grants from outside sources. Outside of its established programs, the French-American Foundation is not a grant-making organization and does not accept unsolicited proposals.