W. M. Keck Center for Language Study

The Keck Center in Lawrence Hall is a high-tech space for the exploration of language and culture, promoting global perspectives in education.

Global Perspectives

The center's robust technology and study space support our commitment as a university to broaden students' perspectives. The center creates opportunities for students to explore diverse ways of thinking through both academic study and immersion in new languages and cultures.

Departments and Programs of Interest

The Keck Center is open to all students on campus, but is utilized most significantly in the curricula of the following departments and programs:

Keck Center Staff

Director of the Keck Center for Language Study
Lawrence Hall - Keck Center

Language Interns

Each year Colgate hosts foreign language interns from eight different countries. With offices in the Keck Center, students are invited to develop their conversational language skills by speaking with these native speakers.

Their office is located in 17A2 Lawrence Hall.

Office Hours

Marina Bona


Office hours: M 2:00pm-5:00pm, TH 10:00am-1:00pm, and by appointment.

Mathilde Maitrot


Office hours: M 3:00pm-5:00pm, TU 2:00pm-4:00pm, and by appointment

Daria Kuvaeva


Office hours: TU 3:00pm-4:00pm, TH 2:00pm-3:00pm, and by appointment

Hipólito Sanchiz


Office hours: TU 3:00pm-5:00pm, TH 3:00pm-5:00pm, or by appointment.

Isabelle Diehm


Office hours: TU 2:00pm-3:30pm, and by appointment.

Yahia Moshtahari


Office hours: M, W 2:30pm-6:30pm, TU, TH 2:00pm-4:00pm, and by appointment

Yu-hsuan (Yuna) Yeh


F 1:20pm-2:20pm, or by appointment


Ran Gonoi


M 3:00-4:00pm, W 3:00-4:00pm, or by appointment



Student Language Ambassadors

  • Brianna Botello '25
  • Abigail Flynn '22
  • Diego Abanto Ibarguen '23
  • Jessica Johnson '22
  • Eliza Leal '22
  • Rose Nguyen '24
  • Kate Maro '22
  • Precious Odiase '22
  • Bryan Pham '25