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 Teacher Education. 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 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, books, and video conferencing with students and educators around the world as part of its mission.

Name:Andrew Lewis
From: Charlotte, NC
Class Year: 2019
Major: Economics, Political Science
Favorite Foods: Chicken Curry
Favorite Movies: Space Jam, The Dark Knight Rises
Hobbies: Soccer, Carolina Panthers, and Working
Why work for the GDL?: I want to help bridge the new technologies we have in the Center for Global Learning with dedicated students and faculty.
Favorite Quotes: "You're not as great as your highest victories, nor as low as your worse defeats." -ZB
Name: Taylor Reese
From: Swedesboro, NJ
Class Year: 2019
Major: English (Photography minor)
Favorite Foods: pasta, pasta, pasta
Favorite Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Hobbies: Playing tennis, reading, photography
Why work for the GDL?: It's a great opportunity to combine technology, helping others, and learning about the global community.
Favorite Quotes: "Excuses... it's for loser. And I am not loser. I am winner." -Vladimir Tarasenko
Name: Sarah Leonard
From: Manahawkin, NJ
Class Year: 2020
Major: Biochemistry
Favorite Foods: Resse's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite Movies: Role Models
Hobbies: Reading, Track & Field
Why work for the GDL?: To learn how technology and language can connect our global community, and have the opportunity to share that knowledge with others.
Favorite quotes: "We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why." -Stephen King, 11/22/63
Name:Drew Weinstock
From: Davidson, NC
Class Year: 2020
Major: Global Politics and Business
Favorite Foods: Burgers, Pizza
Favorite Movies: Inception, Pulp Fiction
Hobbies: Playing and watching sports
Why work for the GDL?: Lots of friendly people
Favorite quotes:"They misunderestimated me"- George W. Bush
Name: Colby Boudreau
From: Epsom, NH
Class Year: 2020
Major: Business Administration
Favorite Foods: Italian
Favorite Movies: The Departed, Spider-Man
Hobbies: Playing sports
Why work for the GDL?: I've become very interested in languages and I want to use every opportunity I can to improve my knowledge of them.
Favorite quotes: "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore
Name: Juliana Lima
From: Christiansburg, VA
Class Year: 2020
Major: Engineering and Environmental Studies
Favorite Foods: Peanut butter and popcorn
Favorite Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy
Hobbies: Rugby, soccer, reading, sleeping
Why work for the GDL?: I am interested in learning about different computer programs and helping others to use them properly.
Favorite quotes: "The only time I set the bar low is for limbo." - Michael Scott
Name: Allie Lefkowitz
From: Houston, TX
Class Year: 2020
Major: Undecided
Favorite Foods: Chocolate, peanut butter, popcorn
Favorite Movies: Hot Fuzz
Hobbies: baking, reading
Why work for the GDL?: To learn and spend time with neat people.
Favorite quotes: "He who eats the most ice-cream cones wins."
Name: Robert Cooley
From: Raleigh, NC
Class Year: 2020
Major: Economics
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Steak, Ice Cream
Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, Step Brothers, the Departed
Hobbies: Watching Sports, Hiking, Kayaking, Golfing
Why work for the GDL?: I've always had a passion for technology and watned to experience working in an environment focues on technological resources in a global setting.
Favorite quotes: "Life's a bit like mountaineering, never look down." -Sir Edmund Hilary
Name:Julie Lowe
From: Birmingham, AL
Class Year: 2021
Major: Undeclared
Favorite Foods: Sushi
Favorite Movies: Gone Girl
Hobbies: Track & Field, music
Why work for the GDL?: I want to better my knowledge and skills of various computer and technology programs, as well as be more connected in the overall W&L community.
Favorite Quotes: "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." -Michael Scott
Name:Kassi Hall
From: Naples, FL
Class Year:2020
Major: French and Global Politics
Favorite Foods: Ice Cream 
Favorite Movies: Napoleon Dynamite; Dodgeball
Hobbies: Golf, Lacrosse, and hanging out with friends
Why work for the GDL?: I love to learn about and introduce others to global opportunities at W&L and in the outside world. I have always loved languages and learning about different cultures in the global community, so the GDL already felt like home.
Favorite Quotes: "Kim, would you stop taking pictures of yourself?! Your sister is going to jail!" -Kris Kardashian
Name:Lilly Gillespie
From: Memphis, TN
Class Year: 2022
Major: Global Politics and Romance Languages
Favorite Foods: Macaroni & Cheese and Ice Cream
Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump
Hobbies: Playing tennis, hanging out with friends, reading
Why work for the GDL?: I love studying languages and this is a great way to interact with professors and students.
Favorite Quotes: "I don't care what people say about me. I just want to eat." -Pam Beasley
Name: Trang Nguyen
From: Hanoi, Vietnam
Class Year: '20
Major: English, Chinese
Favorite Foods: Rice
Favorite Movies: Reply 1998
Hobbies: Reading, Writing poetry, Watching reality shows
Why work for the GDL?: This is the place where I feel most appreciated and connected with on campus. I also learn a lot and make some good friends here.
Favorite quotes: "Stop searching forever, happiness is right next to you." - A fortune cookie.
Name: Albert Del Cristo
From:Clarksburg, NJ
Class Year: '19
Major: Accounting, Business Administration
Favorite Foods: Sheppards pie, anything Mom makes
Favorite Movies: Fast and Furious, Norbit
Hobbies: Track and field
Why work for the GDL?: To learn as much as I can about languages and their importance in a globally connected world.
Favorite Quotes: "Better late than never" : "Every little thing is gonna be alright"

If you wish to become a GDL Assistant, you may complete an application.