Our Founder

monique-at-palais-garnier27A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Monique Y. Wells is passionate about Paris and about empowering individuals – especially women and persons of African descent.

As an African-American resident of Paris, veterinary pathologist and toxicologist, world traveler, entrepreneur and arts enthusiast, Dr. Wells realized that though she and many others can enjoy what the City of Light has to offer, there are also many who cannot. Additionally, she knows there is a vast need to expose minorities to educational and cultural opportunities that will allow them to have a richer, more fulfilling life.

This is why she founded the Wells International Foundation.