Reine Marie Assana was born in Senegal West Africa,  and came to the USA in 1991 and 1993 as a YMCA camp counselor. She earned an MA is English at the Cheikh Anta Diop University, in Dakar Senegal. In 1994 Reine came back to Marquette University for a Master’s Degree in Communications. She worked for Wausau Insurance company which was later acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance for 9 years in the workers compensation department and later on the Agency side of the company processing business policies for customers.

Reine Marie currently works for Waste Management, handling landfill accounts for Customers in Eastern and Western Canada. Reine’s passion is cooking and to that end, has a catering company – Moss Doli that serves Senegalese cuisine at its finest. Her cooking is influenced by North Africa, France and the culinary traditions of Woolf culture of Sengal.

She is has been a proud member of Milwaukee African Association for the past 6yrs.