GDL Technology and Learning Specialists

The GDL Technology and Learning Specialists work under the supervision of Professor Dick Kuettner, the GDL director as well as teacher of Spanish, French, and Education Studies. Using a variety of technological systems and computer programs, the specialists support professors and fellow students in all of their endeavors, while making various multimedia sources available and accessible. Striving to use technology in innovative ways, the specialists are familiar with various programs and tools so they can instruct others how to use a variety of resources. Whether it be administration of exams, digitizing films for classes, preparing materials for instructional use, organizing FLAVA conferences/webinars, or managing websites for the annual Virginia Governor's World Language Academies, the GDL Technology and Learning Specialists play an interesting and integral role in the support and development of W&L and its mission to internationalize its curriculum. The specialists facilitate the sharing of cultures via world music, TV, film, print materials, and video conferencing with students and educators around the world as part of its mission.

David Gálvez '22

From: Culpeper, Virginia
Major/Minor: Romance Languages with a minor in Education Policy
Favorite Quote: "Do work that matters. Vale la pena."― Gloria Anzaldúa 

Lilly Gillespie '22

From: Memphis, Tennessee
Majors: Politics and Romance Languages
Favorite Quote: It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will."―  Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Owen Stickney '23

From: Rocky River, Ohio
Major: American Politics 
Favorite Quote: "And he lived happily ever the end of his days"― Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

Mayahuel Hernandez '22

From: Amelia Island, Florida
Majors: Global Politics and Environmental Studies
Favorite Quote: “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world, and you have to do it all the time.”― Angela Davis

Tanajia Moye-Green '23

From: Mulberry, Florida
Major: Sociology
Favorite Quote: “A lifetime ago, I too sought the stones. I even held one in my hand. 
But it cast me out, banished me here, guiding others to a treasure I cannot possess.”

Anna Dennis '23

From: Shreveport, Louisiana
Majors: English and Religion   
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes I only need to stand wherever I am to be blessed."― Mary Oliver

Jiayue Wang '23

From: Nanjing, China
Major/Minors: Global Politics with minors in Mass Communications and Theater
Favorite Quote: "To lose your path is the way to find that path."― BTS, "Lost"


Josh Love '24

From: Mechanicsville, Virginia
Majors: Japanese and Politics
Favorite Quote: "alea iacta est"― Julius Caesar


Matthew Fritz '25

From: Reston, Virginia
Major: Computer Science 
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"― Wayne Gretzky