Edwina Koch

Who is Edwina Koch? 
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a Barista 

It's fair to say that I am obsessed with coffee. I worked as a barista for two years in the Greater New York City area as well as in Paris, France. I've learned the art of the espresso. The Robusta vs. the Arabica, the ristretto vs. the long shot, the cappuccino vs. the flat white. 

Since my days as a barista, I now spend my free time in cafes with a latte beside me. I love taking pictures of coffee as well as drinking it. And while I'm not a barista any more, I'm always down for a meeting - or an espresso tasting - in an aesthetically pleasing coffee shop. 




a Francophile 

When I was 19, I decided to take a break from university and move to Paris, France. Why France? Honestly... to this day, I still don't have an answer.

I didn't know the language, the culture, or the terrain but there was something about the country that made me long for it. So, I packed up my bags and went.

For the last four years, I have been living between France (Paris, Nice, and Montpellier) and The US working as an au pair, as a barista, and as a student. I currently major in French and Business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and escape back to France as often as I can! 


an Entrepreneur + Innovator

I can't live without a Passion Project.

In February 2017, I founded Au Pair, Oh Paris with my one of my best friends, Hanna Watkin, as part of our mission to make the au pair experience in Paris, France the best it can be. Check us out on YouTube. The APOP Survival Guide Book is on track to publish in spring 2018! 

I also lead a Women In Entrepreneurship Group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where we discuss the daily struggles of innovative women and offer wisdom and connections to one another while we take on the burden of trying to change the world! 




a Writer + Content Strategist 

For the last three years, I have worked as a content strategist for small startups and large companies in the New York and NC Triangle Area such as Pioneera , UNC-TV , and InHerSight. I’ve worn many hats, optimizing SEO strategies and keywords for blogs and social media, creating graphics on Photoshop and Illustrator, beautifying files on Indesign, shooting and editing videos, and even pitching innovative marketing ideas to Founders and Investors. 



an Artist 

Much of my creative expertise comes from the theatrical pursuits I’ve lead in the last decade and a half: YouTube Series, One Acts, Dance Performances, Musicals, Design Competitions, Improv - you name it, I’ve organized, hosted, or participated in it. Thanks to my theatrical background, I have learned to always be on my toes, ready for anything. I love being in front of an audience or working behind the scenes.

Headshots courtesy of Bennett Kosma Photography


an Activist 

1 in 4 college students struggle with Disordered Eating.

I speak openly as an activist for mental health and Eating Disorder Awareness as a volunteer for Embody Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. 

I want people to know that they are not defined by numbers and that a healthy relationship with food IS possible! 

You don't have to live between binge eating and dieting! You don't have to be consumed by thoughts of food, cravings and restrictions. You can learn to love yourself fully and to listen to your body right NOW. 

Free yourself from numbers. Love yourself. Live.




Contact Me

Want to work on a venture together? Need an actress, content strategist, choreographer, yoga partner, or maybe just a cafe recommendation? Lets chat. Fill out the sheet below and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Don't be afraid to reach out. I'd love to hear from you.

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