Rebecca Deaton holds a B.A. French and Francophone Studies and an M.A. in French and Francophone Literatures with a specialization in Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Cincinnati. She completed additional studies at Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Caen, France, and at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour. She lived for 2 years in Angers, France, where she taught at the University of Angers.