The Department of Linguistics will host a virtual professionalization workshop featuring guest alumni and focusing on non-academic positions on Tuesday, April 5th from 4:00-5:30 pm EST. Our guests are Marcus Berger, Sagan Blue and Emily Sabo.
Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98233759965. Passcode: jobs
Marcus Berger defended his dissertation on syntax and fieldwork in September of 2019. He now works for the U.S. Census Bureau as a Sociolinguist as part of the Language and Cross Cultural Research team in the Center for Behavioral Science Methods. In this position, his linguistic knowledge meshes with research in survey methodology to create better survey materials for users of non-English languages.
Sagan Blue has spent the past five years as a Language Data Researcher with Amazon Alexa. Most recently she has been providing analytics support to drive improvements in the language models for currently available Alexa languages. Previously she provided analytics support for yet-to-be-released languages and Smart Home features.
Emily Sabo completed her Ph.D. in 2021. She is now content creator (Mango Languages), and producer (We Are What We Speak, the docuseries). In her academic research, she investigated the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing and production. At Mango, she creates digital content for the language learning community in the form of blogs, podcasts, and videos. Passionate about teaching, she has taught and developed curricula for 700+ learners in multiple countries (South Korea, Ecuador, U.S.) on courses in linguistics, cognitive science, English and Spanish.
We hope you can join us!