Monitrice Principal - Sophie Youngdahl

Bonjour tout le monde!
My name is Sophie, and I’m so excited to work with you all! I’m a student at Grinnell College, and I plan to major in Religious Studies and Studio art. I have a great passion for foreign languages, and my love for French in particular comes from a post-high school gap year spent in Tivaouane, Senegal, and my subsequent time as a Mono in the 2019 French Academy. My hobbies include reading, singing, and anything outdoors. I can’t wait to meet you all, and I’m eager to see what this experience will bring to you!
À plus!
Moniteur -Henry Shifflett

Salut!
I am Henry Shifflett. I am a student at the University of Virginia, and I am planning on double majoring in politics and French. I have always had a passion for the French language and culture, and I was grateful to be able to explore and develop these interests when I was at the academy in 2019. I look forward to meeting all of you, and I hope I can help to make your experience at the academy as impactful and memorable as my own!
À bientot!

Monitrice -Sankeerthna Vedamtam

Salut à tout le monde!
My name is Sankeerthna (pronounced as it’s spelled) Vedamtam, and I plan to major in Romance Languages and Psychology as a student at Bryn Mawr College. I adore learning new languages, and my fantastic immersion experience as part of the 2019 French Academy influenced my decision to pursue not just French, but Spanish and Italian as part of my studies. I’m so excited to work with all of you this summer as one of your Resident Assistants.
À plutard!
Monitrice - Hannah Wangler

Bonjour à toutes et à tous!
My name is Hannah (pronounced in French as “Anna”) Wangler. As a rising junior at James Madison University, I’m majoring in Modern Foreign Languages with a Concentration in French, and minors in Education, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, and French Business. My interests include painting, baking, reading, and spending time with my family and Airedale Terrier, Teddy! The best three weeks of my life no doubt were those at the 2018 Virginia Summer Governor’s Language Academy for French (L’académie Français 2018) and I am so honored to return as a Resident Assistant/Monitrice this summer! Ever since my time at the academy at 2018, I’ve dreamed of becoming a French professor and I cannot wait to share my passion for French with other academy participants in June!
A bientôt!

Moniteur - Ben Onguene

Bonjour à tout le monde!
My name is Ben and I am a student at the University of Mary Washington studying international affairs with a minor in Spanish. On a day to day basis this major consists of studying major global affairs, history and languages. Cultural studies have been a part of my life since I can remember and likewise I enjoy and love foreign languages. Some of my other hobbies include music, dancing, sports and watching anything in Spanish or French. Enchanté de faire votre connaissance et à bientôt!


Monitrice - Anaïs Malangu

My name is Anaïs, I am a student at the University of Mary Washington studying geography with a minor in social justice. Interpreting maps and learning about different communities is an academic passion of mine for sure. Likewise, foreign languages and cultures have always been a great interest of mine. I can’t wait to meet you all and learn more from everyone. Aside from languages, some of my interests and hobbies also include reading, spending time outdoors, and watching documentaries.
À trѐs bientôt!