Dr. Isabelle Larocque-Tobler
BSc Biology Université de Montréal
MSc Ecology Université de Montréal
PhD Environmental Science Université du Québec à Montréal
Habilitation in Biogeography Universität Bern
MAS Biology Teaching Haute Ecole Pédagogique, BeJuNe, Bienne
Originally from Longueuil in Québec, Dr. Isabelle Larocque-Tobler has been living in Switzerland since 2003. Though her heart belongs to Québec, she has now been a Swiss citizen since 2015.
In the past, she worked as a Senior Scientist at the Climate Research Center in Abisko (Sweden), a Science Officer at PAGES in Bern (Switzerland), a Researcher at the University of Bern, and as a Professor at INRS in Québec before deciding to restructure her career and take on the challenge of teaching at the high school level.
Her Master's in Teaching was obtained at the Haute École pédagogique in Bienne, Switzerland and alongside her role teaching Biology at NJC, she also teaches Natural Sciences at a local Swiss high school in the Bernese Jura.
With work and teaching experience in Sweden, in Switzerland and in both English- and French- speaking Canada, Dr. Larocque is happy to return to Neuchâtel Junior College, a place that she considers “a little bit of home abroad”, to teach biology to talented and highly motivated students.
Dr. Larocque has two sons and is a proud handball mom. She enjoys paddling in the summer, telemark skiing in the winter and writing novels - six of which have been published! She is also an avid reader, and particularly enjoys thrillers.