Axelle started her career at the French Embassy in Damascus where she met the community of intellectuals and artists who would few years later led the first protests of the Syrian Revolution. She then worked 8 years at the City Hall of Paris for Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, first at the City Government, and then at the International Department where she was in charge of Paris’ partnerships with european and international cities.
She is a Sciences Po alumn, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology, and received a Master of Economic, Political Science and Sociology from Paris Dauphine University. In 2016, she received her Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She focused her studies on adaptive leadership and innovation in the public sector.
Following her fellowship at the Ash center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, she became the Innovation and Strategy Advisor to the Mayor of Chelsea (MA) where she implements projects aiming at addressing more effectively the current challenges Chelsea is facing (economic development, public health, undocumented immigrants).
She is a Teaching Fellow working for Ron Heifetz, Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, and Hugh O’Doherty, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. For the last three years, she has been a coach for many speakers presented by TedXBeaconStreet, a TED local program.