Jayashree Jagannath, member of the Mysuru Book Club right from its inception , is a person of varied talent. She is a qualified French teacher, having studied the language both at the Mysore University and in Alliance Francais. She also has a diploma in translation, both English to Kannada and Kannada to English. In her role as translator/interpreter she has assisted/is assisting several scholars and film makers such as Elisa Polosci (film maker, Canada), Dr. John –Brem (Agricologist, UK), Zac Miller (film maker, USA), Project Disha, a community research project in collaboration with Ashodaya, Mysore and the University of Manitoba, Dr. Robert Lorway, Dept of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, and several others. In addition she has designed and taught short courses in conversational French and has worked as a volunteer consultant to a NGO to impart computer aided English education to rural students.