Vicky Thomas
Hallo! My name is Vicky Thomas and I am a rising junior at Virginia Tech majoring in German and Mechanical Engineering. I participated in the German Academy 2019 as a high school student and I am thrilled to be returning as the Lead Language Mentor! My mission for this summer is to create a welcoming and supportive environment to facilitate learning and speaking German and, of course, having fun! My interests include baking, reading, volunteering, and theater. I am passionate about the German language and culture and I am eager to share that passion with the students this summer!
Yuchen Qian
Hallo! My name is Yuchen Qian. I’m a freshman student at Washington and Lee University and come from Shanghai, China. Prior to studying in W&L, I was a student of United World College Robert Bosch College in Freiburg, Germany, where I developed a passion for the German language and German culture. I look forward to creating a welcoming atmosphere for students who are shown to the world of German, just like I was. So excited to meet you all and can’t wait for us to spend a wonderful time together!
Mariam Drammeh
Hi! My name is Mariam Drammeh, and I am a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University, majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Science and German with an Art History minor. I really like being able to study three subjects that very heavily involve German culture and German innovation, so my education is pretty heavily German focused! This will be my first year as a Betreuerin at the academy, and I am very excited to get to know you all! I have been learning German in an immersive environment since my freshman year of high school and I have found a lot of love and interest for German music, culture, and politics. I hope to share my love for the German language and culture (and share my favorite German music with you all as well)!
Maggie Hardin
My name is Maggie Hardin and I’m a graduating senior at Washington and Lee University. My Swiss-German-speaking cousins inspired me to take German in high school and I’ve continued in University. I was lucky enough to spend a semester in Freiburg im Breisgau, and I’m excited to be back in an immersive setting! I’m also interested in Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies. I love drawing, playing with my dogs, watching tennis, and trying new recipes (to varying degrees of success).
Jack Maloy