Recent Alumni

Browse the list below to see what some of our recent Georgetown Linguistics Grads are up to now.

Name Degree Concentration Grad Year Current Position Current Employer
Abbuhl, Rebekha PhD        Applied Linguistics 2005 Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics, California State University, Long Beach
Adams, Rebecca PhD        Applied Linguistics 2005 Assistant Professor Auckland University, New Zealand
Ainsworth, Campbell MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2003 Teacher Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Al Khalil, Maymona PhD        Applied Linguistics 2011 Assistant Professor King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Algethami, Samiah MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2011 Lecturer English Language Institute, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Allbritten, Rachael PhD Sociolinguistics 2011 Investigative Scientist

Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation

Altemore, Kathryn MLC Sociolinguistics 2009 Speech Language Pathologist ProCare Therapy
An, Dong-hwan PhD    Professor Department of English, Pusan National University
Aquil, Rajaa

PhD  Applied Linguistics

2007 Assistant Professor of Arabic School of Modern Languages, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
Baena, Silvia MLC Sociolinguistics 2011 Online Marketing and Social Media Manager Inditex Group
Baffy, Marta
PhD Sociolinguistics 2016 Director of the Two-Year LL.M. Program Georgetown Law School
Balkan, Aysun MS          Applied Linguistics 2009 Lecturer and Assistant Director School of Foreign Languages, Bogazici  University
Barbeau, Nicole MS/BA Sociolinguistics 2009   SRA International
Bauer, Matt PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2006 Assistant Professor Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Becketti, Emily MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2007 Lead ESL Specialist Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)
Blanford, Skaidra MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2005 TESOL Teacher DC Public Schools
Botti, Alex MLC       Sociolinguistics 2014 Senior Producer

NPR's The Diane Rehm Show

Brewster, Jessica MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2006 Assistant Principal

EL Haynes Public Charter School

Brooks, Rachel PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Foreign Language Program Manager Department of Justice
Bundschuh, Kristine MLC       Sociolinguistics 2015 Research Associate Lexia Learning- A Rosetta Stone Company
Callier, Patrick PhD Sociolinguistics 2014 Data Scientist Lab41
Campos, Marco PhD        Applied Linguistics 2004 Director of Language Studies Program The School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University
Castro, Carolyn PhD        Applied Linguistics 2003 Associate Professor Montgomery College, Rockville MD
Checchia, Sonia MLC Sociolinguistics 2009 Associate Diversity Training, Booz Allen Hamilton
Chester, Andrew MS General Linguistics 2015 Medical Student Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)
Chi, Ting MS  Computational Linguistics 2013 Localization Engineer Language Intelligence Ltd.
Choi, Myong-Hee PhD General Linguistics 2009 Assistant Professor Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
Chou, Wen-Ying Sylvia PhD Sociolinguistics 2005 Cancer Prevention Fellow Office of Preventive Oncology, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Cline, Alison MLC Sociolinguistics 2009 Communications Specialist Talent Resource Solutions, Northbrook, IL
Cochrane, Leslie PhD Sociolinguistics 2014

Lecturer of English and Linguistics

The College of William and Mary 

Cole, Robin MLC Sociolinguistics 2011 Program specialist Administrative Office of the US Courts
Connolly, Ryan MLC Sociolinguistics 2011 Northeast Asian Affairs Officer at Headquarters US Marine Corps
de Saint-Georges, Ingrid PhD Sociolinguistics 2004 Lecturer University of Geneva
DeBoer, Alison MLC Sociolinguistics 2013 Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Georgetown University
Deby, Jeff PhD Sociolinguistics 2003 Sessional Lecturer Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia in Vancouver
Dedaic, Mirjana PhD Sociolinguistics 2005 Assistant Professor Communication, Culture & Technology Program, Georgetown University
Demetriou, Samantha MLC/BA Sociolinguistics 2010 Manager, Communications FairWinds Partners, LLC, an Internet strategy consultancy, DC
Demo, Doug PhD        Applied Linguistics 2007 Assistant Professor University of Utah
Devney, Joseph MLC Sociolinguistics 2008 Linguist and Writer  
Di Silvio, Francesca MLC Sociolinguistics 2009   Center for Applied Linguistics
Diercks, Michael PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2011 Assistant Professor Pomona College, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Dillon Freed-Pastor, Sheila MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2006

4th Grade Sheltered English Immersion Teacher

Graham & Parks School, Cambridge, MA

Disler, Edith PhD Sociolinguistics 2005 Associate Professor Department of English, Air Force Academy
Donovan, Anne MS          Applied Linguistics 2012

Research Associate

Center for Applied Linguistics
Dusenberry, Jennifer MS Sociolinguistics 2006 Account Planner Porter Novelli
Duvall Kalinski, Michelle MLC Sociolinguistics 2008 Consultant World Bank
Egi, Takako PhD        Applied Linguistics 2005 Assistant Professor University of Kentucky
Ellis, Norah-Anne MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2005 ESL instructor all levels Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA- ESOL department
Eom, Soojeong PhD Computational Linguistics 2013 Senior UX Designer, Mobile Communications Division  Samsung Headquarters, Seoul, Korea
Feizollahi, Zhaleh PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2010 Lecturer Department of English Language & Linguistics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Felling, Shiraz PhD        Applied Linguistics 2006 Research Assistant IBM
Fidler, Ashley PhD        General Linguistics 2011

Director of Product Management, Platform

Context Relevant

Fitzgerald, James MS Sociolinguistics 2006 Forensic Linguist and Criminal Profiler,  Academy Group, Manassas, VA
Flaten, Eric MS Theoretical Linguistics 2009 Instructor American University
Fogle, Evelyn PhD        Applied Linguistics 2010 Assistant Professor & TESOL Director Department of English, Mississippi State University
Fond, Marissa PhD        General Linguistics 2013 Researcher

Frame Works Institute

Fridman Mintz, Boris PhD        Applied Linguistics 2006 National Coordinator of Institutional Development National Institute of Anthropology & History (part of the Education Department of the Mexican Government)
Fujii, Akiko PhD        Applied Linguistics 2006 Lecturer Department of English Language and Literature, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan.
Gallagher, Colleen PhD        Applied Linguistics 2012 Clinical Faculty TESOL, University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio
Gallagher, Siobhan MLC Sociolinguistics 2007 Freelance Translator  
Garbin, Eric MS Computational Linguistics 2006 Geographic Information Systems Analyst/Developer HDR, Inc.
Ginsberg, Daniel PhD Sociolinguistics 2015 Professional Fellow American Anthropological Association
Grieser, Jessica PhD Sociolinguistics 2015 Assistant Professor

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Gonzalez del Solar, Deborah MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2003 ESL Teacher Arlington Public Schools
Goo, Jaemyung PhD        Applied Linguistics 2011 Assistant Professor Department of English Education, Gwangju National University of Education, Gwangju, South Korea
Gordon, Cynthia PhD Sociolinguistics 2003 Associate Professor and Chair Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse University
Graham, Sage PhD Sociolinguistics 2003 Assistant Professor Coastal Carolina University, Department of English and Journalism
Gruber, James PhD              General Linguistics 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor

Reed College 
Hamrick, Phillip PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Assistant Professor Department of English, Kent State University
Hewett, Kathleen MLC/BA Sociolinguistics 2009 Senior Analyst Ogilvy CommonHealth Insights & Analytics, Parsippany, NJ
Hilanto, Kimberly (Teague) PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2012 Research Adjunct San Diego State University
Holdsworth, Alicia MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2013 Teacher, Fourth Grade Bilingual Program, Camden City School District, NJ
Horning Crepeau, Dana MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2012 Lead English as Second Language Teacher Claremont Immersion Elementary School, Arlington, VA
Howald, Blake PhD Sociolinguistics 2011 Adjunct, University of Minnesota Computational Linguist, Thomson Reuters Research and Development
Hwang, Sun Hee PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Lecturer, Korean Language Education Cente Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
Jacobsen, Natalia PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013

Teaching Assistant Professor

Program in English for Academic Purposes, George Washington University

Jaggers, Zachary MS        General Linguistics 2013 PhD Student in Linguistics New York University
Jamsu, Jermay Reynolds PhD Sociolinguistics 2012   Nuance Communications, Inc.
Jelinek Cody, Kathleen MAT/BA        Applied Linguistics 2008 Elementary ESOL & Spanish Teacher Arlington Public Schools
Jeon, K. Seon PhD        Applied Linguistics 2004 Assistant Professor of Linguistics Department of Language and Literature, Columbus State University
Jergovich, Kathryn MS          Applied Linguistics 2010 English Instructor China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Kallayanamit, Saovapak PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2005 English/Linguistics Lecturer Faculty of Humanities, Naresuan University
Kang, Yunkyoug PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Part time Lecturer George Washington University
Kanoksilapatham, Budsaba PhD        Applied Linguistics 2003 Associate Professor Silpakorn University, English Department, Faculty of Arts
Kanyandekwe, Delphine MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2012 French Immersion pre-K teacher French Maternal School in Georgetown
Katz, Breeanne MS Sociolinguistics 2010 Adjunct Instructor Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO
Kauffman, Aaron MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2003 High School ESL Teacher Rockingham County Public Schools, Sheltered English Program, Harrisburg, VA
Kelly, Justin PhD        Theoretical Linguistics 2013 Test Development Manager Center for Applied Linguistics
Khalil Abdullah, Rabiah MS        Applied Linguistics 2012 Doctoral Student and Adjunct Professor Johns Hopkins University
Kim, Jeong-eun PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Lecturer Department of English (Linguistics program), University of New Hampshire
Kim, Ki-Tae PhD Sociolinguistics 2006 Coordinator, English as a Second Language University of Minnesota, Crookston
Kissling, Elizabeth PhD        Applied Linguistics 2012 Assistant Professor of Spanish Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, James Madison University
Kodama, Yasue PhD Sociolinguistics 2007 Assistant Professor San Jose State University
Koutsomitopoulou, Eleni PhD Computational Linguistics 2004 Senior Indexing Analyst LexisNexis
Kovach, Jennifer MS/BA Sociolinguistics 2009 Procurement Specialist Strategic Procurement Services, Fisher Scientific
Kramp, Laura MS Computational Linguistics 2012 Text Analytics Specialist Medallia, Inc.
Kulagina, Katerina MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2009 Assistant Dean Semester in Washington Program, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University
Kuong, Io Kei PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2007 Assistant Professor Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Macau
Lake, Julie PhD Applied 2015 Lecturer in Legal English & Assistand Director of Two-Year LL.M.Program  Graduate Programs, Georgetown Law
Lee, Chong Min PhD  Computational Linguistics 2013 Research Engineer Educational Testing Service
Lee, Eunji PhD  General Linguistics 2015 Lecturer

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

Lee, Jongbong MAT-ESL  Computational Linguistics 2015 PhD Student, Second Language Studies Michigan State University
Lin, Hui-Ju PhD        Applied Linguistics 2009   English department, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Loehr, Daniel PhD        Computational Linguistics 2004

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

The MITRE Corporation
Logan-Terry, Aubrey PhD        General Linguistics 2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow/Co-Director, Social Interaction Research Group Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Lopez Long, Holly MLC Sociolinguistics 2013 Research Analyst Fors Marsh Group
Lou, Jia PhD Sociolinguistics 2009 Assistant Professor Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Lyons, Kate MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2009 3rd Grade ELL Teacher Haynes PCS
Macgregor, David PhD        Applied Linguistics 2007 Research Associate Center for Applied Linguistics
Maciukaite, Simona PhD        Applied Linguistics 2005 Professor LLC International University, English Dept.
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Magenau, Keller S. PhD Sociolinguistics 2003 Tutorial/Support Services Coordinator Center for Academic Resources, University of New Hampshire
Mahajan, Anup MS Sociolinguistics 2008 Senior Research Associate NCLRC, Institute for Education Policy Studies
Manning, Joshua MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2012 Referrals Coordinator Kernersville Family Medicine
McIntyre, Kathryn MLC Sociolinguistics 2010 Associate Director, Digital Products and Innovation CEB
McNemar, Heather MS          Applied Linguistics 2005 ESL Teacher Massachusetts General Hospital
Meyers, Mikelyn MS/BA Sociolinguistics 2010 Research Sociolinguist U.S. Census Bureau
Min, Congmin MS Computational Linguistics 2006 Computational Linguist Database Solutions Inc.
Mittelstaedt, Jennifer PhD Sociolinguistics 2007 Adjunct Assistant Professor Portland State University, Department of Applied Linguistics
Mozgalina, Anastasia PhD Applied Linguistics 2015 Assistant Professor for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language Department of Slavic Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Murph, Karen PhD Sociolinguistics 2009 Associate Professor Division of Languages and Literature, ESL Department, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
Musser, Samantha MLC Sociolinguistics 2014

Technical Specialist

Center for Applied Linguistics
Myers, Marni MLC Sociolinguistics 2010 Strategic Communications Specialist Booz Allen Hamilton
Nair, Anita MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2010 English Language Instructor King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Nakahama, Yuko PhD        Applied Linguistics 2004 Professor Keiko University
Niedt, Greg MLC Sociolinguistics 2011 Translation Project Manager  
Nielsen, Rasmus PhD Sociolinguistics 2013 Assistant Professor Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
Nier, Victoria MS/BA        Applied Linguistics 2008 Research Assistant Center for Applied Linguistics
Nitisaroj, Rattima PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2006 Senior Computational Linguist Oracle
Nuevo, Ana-Maria PhD        Applied Linguistics 2006 Adjunct Professorial Lecturer,  Department of Language and Foreign Studies, American University
Nugent, Kristine MS        Applied Linguistics 2013 English Language Fellow U.S. Department of State/Georgetown University
Nylund, Anastasia PhD Sociolinguistics 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics Department of English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Or, Winnie (Wing Fung) PhD Sociolinguistics 2004 Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington
Pandža, Nicholas MS        Applied Linguistics 2013 PhD Student, Second Language Acquisition; Faculty Research Assistant University of Maryland, College Park
Park, Jong Un PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2012 Assistant Professor Dongguk University in Gyeongju, South Korea
Parrott, Jeffrey PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2007 Post-Doctoral Researcher LANCHART Center, University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 136, 27.5
DK-2300 Copenhagen , Denmark
Pettit, Kelsey MS Sociolinguistics 2015 ESL Instructor Georgetown Summer Discovery
Pierce, Shannon MLC Sociolinguistics 2013 Sales and Marketing Assistant John F. Blair, Publisher
Petersen, Kenneth PhD        Applied Linguistics 2010 Technical Director: Online Learning & Assessment American Councils for International Education
Premilovac, Aida PhD Sociolinguistics 2006 Reporting and Evaluation Officer Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; Head of Mission's Office (Bosnia- Herzigovia)
Price, Andea MLC Sociolinguistics 2015 Health Education Specialist Lorain County General Health District

Qi, Di

MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2012 Instructor of Chinese Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Georgetown Universities
Rankin, Chaney MS Sociolinguistics 2003 Vice President World Education Group, LLC
Rasi Gregorutti, Sylvia PhD        Applied Linguistics 2003 Associate Professor, Chair Modern Languages Department, Pacific Union College
Reed, Carolyn MLC Sociolinguistics 2012 Analyst, Linguistic Insights and Analytics Verilobue, Inc.

Rees, Daniel


PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2009 Information Management Specialist Department of State; Currently posted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reynolds, Jermay PhD        Sociolinguistics 2012 User Interface Designer Nuance Communications, Inc.
Richardson, Hollis MLC Sociolinguistics 2011   Kaboom!
Rico Sulayes, Antonio PhD General Linguistics 2012  Assistant Professor, Head of Translation Office Languages Department, Autonomous University of Baja, California; Tijuana Campus
Rodgers Yost, Catherine MS          Applied Linguistics 2008 Senior Development Editor English Language Teaching Department, Cambridge University Press, NYC
Rogers (Dougherty), Julie MS         Sociolinguistics 2007 Teacher

Roanoke City Public Schools

Ross-Feldma, Lauren PhD        Applied Linguistics 2006 Adjunct Professor Kean University
Rubin Damari, Rebecca PhD Sociolinguistics 2012 Post Doctoral Fellow/Co-Director, Social Interaction Research Group Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Russell-Pinson, Lisa PhD        Applied Linguistics 2003 Owner Linguistica Consulting
Ryan, Dana (Loy) MLC Sociolinguistics 2008 Teaching Assistant Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Office of Educational Outreach and Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sachs, Rebecca PhD        Applied Linguistics 2011 Full-time Professor School of Education, Virginia International University
Sacknovitz, Aliza PhD Sociolinguistics 2007 Investigative Scientist Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation
Sanderson, Jason PhD Sociolinguistics 2013

Assistant Director of Curriculum Integration and Assessment

Office of Global Education, Georgetown University
Sasayama, Shoko PhD Applied Linguistics 2015 Assistant Professor, Faculty Development Specialist University of Tokyo
Schafer, Emily MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2013 ELL Teacher

TC Williams International Academy


Scialabba, Jeffrey


MS Theoretical Linguistics 2009 Writer & Research Coordinator Ayn Rand Institute
Sclafani, Jennifer PhD Sociolinguistics 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Senhaji Rhazi, Zainab MLC Sociolinguistics 2012 Intelligence Analyst Bulletin Intelligence
Seals, Corinne

PhD General Linguistics


2013 Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Shah, Sheena PhD General Linguistics 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow Centre for African Language Diversity, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Shaw, Emily PhD Sociolinguistics 2013 American Sign Language/English Interpreter  
Shibuya, Yoshiho PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2006 Chair and Professor Community and Culture Department, Hokuriku Gakuin Junior College
Siebecker, Laura PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2015 Adjunct Professor Green Mountain College 
Sierra, Sylvia PhD Sociolinguistics 2016 Assistant Professor Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University
Smitherman, Caroline MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2004 ESOL Teacher for Kindergarten and 1st grade Arlington
Sorokin, Anissa MLC Sociolinguistics 2009 Instructor English department at Anne Arundel Community College
Soukup, Barbara PhD Sociolinguistics 2008 Post Doctoral Fellow Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria
Stockburger, Ingrid PhD Sociolinguistics 2011 Visiting Instructor Department of Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University
Suh, Bo Ram PhD        Applied Linguistics 2010 Lecturer Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Suppakorn, Pornpimon PhD Sociolinguistics 2003 Assistant Professor Walailak University, Department of Linguistics

Surenthiraraj, Esther


MLC Sociolinguistics 2013 Visiting Lecturer Department of English, University of Colombo
Tagarelli, Kaitlyn PhD        Applied Linguistics 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

Takada, Mari PhD        Applied Linguistics 2007 Part-time lecturer of English and Linguistics International Christian University, Kunitachi College of Music
Thai, Binh Hue MAT-ESL        Applied Linguistics 2005 ESOL K-5 Instructor Featherstone Elementary in Prince William County
Tlale Boyer, One PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2006 Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Ton, Phan MLC Sociolinguistics 2011 Human Capital Senior Consultant Booz Allen Hamilton
Tovares, Alla PhD Sociolinguistics 2005 Assistant Professor Department of English, Howard University
Tovar-Gamero, Maria MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2003 Spanish Teacher Arlington Public Schools- Williamsburg Middle School
Trester, Anna PhD Sociolinguistics 2008 Co-Director M.A. in Language and Communication Program, Georgetown University, Department of Linguistics
Van Guilder, Linda PhD Computational Linguistics 2008 Director of Computational Linguistics; Adjunct Lecturer Abraxas Corporation, McLean, VA.; Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Van Horne, Regina MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2004 Assistant Director for Evaluation Arlington Public Schools
Villafaña Dalcher, Christina PhD Theoretical Linguistics 2006 Assistant Professor Department of Humanities, Al Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wake, Virginia PhD Sociolinguistics 2006 Post Doctoral Research Fellow Language and Measurement Research Group
Statistical Research Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Ward, Alicia MLC Sociolinguistics 2013 Immigration & Compliance Coordinator, ISSS Office of International Programs, Georgetown University
Weger, Heather PhD        Applied Linguistics 2008 Instructor Center for Language Education and Development, Georgetown University
Williams, Jennifer MS Computational Linguistics 2012 Associate Technical Staff Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Winke, Paula PhD        Applied Linguistics 2005 Assistant Professor Second Language Studies, Department of linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University
Wright, Jamie Lepore MS          Applied Linguistics 2009    
Wright, Laura PhD Sociolinguistics 2008 Research Associate Center for Applied Linguistics
Yasharian, Francis MAT-BLE        Applied Linguistics 2004 Principal Community Academy Public Charter School
Young Knowles, Sarah PhD Applied Linguistics 2016 Professorial Lecturer American University MA TESOL Program
Ziegler, Nicole PhD        Applied Linguistics 2013 Assistant Professor Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Zubair, Cala PhD Sociolinguistics 2011 Assistant Professor Linguistics Department, SUNY Buffalo