At LinguaLinx, words and languages are our business and our passion. Our success depends having a team of great people behind our work! We’d like to show you a little bit of who we are. With that, join us in welcoming Elizabeth Birch to the team as our newest Project Coordinator! Elizabeth joined our team in October 2017. We sat down with her during her first week to talk about her new role and a few other random questions!
Welcome to our team! Let’s start with: “Why LinguaLinx?”
Thanks! I came to LinguaLinx because I love languages and I love the Capital District!
Before working here, how much did you know about the language translation industry?
I had a year’s worth of experience in the language translation industry. I am excited to learn about the field more deeply at LinguaLinx.
What skills from your previous job do you think will help you out with your role as Project Coordinator?
The skill set I received from my previous job that I believe will help my current role as Project Coordinator was an eye for detail, the ability to multi-task, and an awareness of how intricate the translation process is.
What excites you most about coming to work here?
I am really excited to work with a lot of different and rare languages!
Where did you attend school and what was your major?
I went to Siena College for my undergraduate studies and Boston College for my graduate studies. At Siena College I majored in Spanish and minored in Latin. I continued learning about languages at Boston College, entering their Spanish and Linguistics programs.
What brought you to upstate New York?
I grew up in the area. It’s good to be home!
What do you like most about this area?
love how we have quick access to the mountains whether it be the Adirondacks or the Berkshires.
Do you speak multiple languages? If so which ones and what prompted you to learn them? If not, what ones would you like to learn?
I speak Spanish and have studied it for a long time. There wasn’t a particular moment that prompted me to learn it. I just gravitate to languages (alive and dead) naturally. I would love to learn so many, but my top three are Hebrew, Arabic, and Sumerian.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love spending time with family and friends, dancing, reading, hiking, being in nature, and exercising.
Tell us one random fact about you.
I mix up the words “Chicken” and “Kitchen.”
Where is your favorite place you’ve visited and why?
So far my favorite place I’ve visited are the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I recently ventured out there to volunteer at a camp for kids with terminal and life threatening illnesses. It was an incredible time with amazing and inspirational kids.