The LSA hosted a free webinar about a range of linguistics-related careers, organized by the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Linguistics Beyond Academiaon April 23, 2016.  recording of the webinar is now available on the LSA YouTube channel. Many of the presenters are involved in their own businesses, start-ups, or freelance work.  In the webinar, they discussed how they have used their linguistics degrees in unique or interesting ways outside of academia.  You can find out more about the presenters and their organizations by following the links in their bios below.  You can also click here to view a previous SIG video on Linguistics Beyond Academia from September 2015.

  • Barbara Clark (Queen Mary, University of London, 2013) is founder of You Say Tomato, a consultancy that helps fix communication problems, particularly in safety-critical industries including aviation and private security.
  • Danielle Cosimo (University of California, Berkeley, ’07) has her own translation company in Brazil. Most of her translation work involves scientific and academic documentation.
  • Caroline Latterman has a Ph.D. in Linguistics and a Masters in Intercultural Communication. She is founder and CEO of Linguistic Consulting, a linguistics-based strategy firm physically located in Manhattan, but with clients worldwide.
  • Jennifer Renn (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010) is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics. She uses her training in linguistics to conduct research studies related to language development of English Language Learners and to provide guidance to professional development experts and educators who work with diverse learners.
  • Laurel Sutton is co-founder of Catchword, a naming and branding company. Her linguistic interests are brand names and names in popular culture.