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 Gabrielle Small to the team as our newest Project Coordinator! Gaby joined our team in February 2017. We sat down with her to talk about her role and a few other random questions!
Welcome to our team! Let’s start with: “Why LinguaLinx?”
Language has always played a big part in my life. My mother is French Canadian, so I grew up speaking a good amount of French. My father is Jewish, so I had learned to read and write in Hebrew by the time I was 13 so I could have my Bat Mitzvah. I think language is fascinating and I’m thrilled to work for a language services provider (LSP).
Before working here, how much did you know about the language translation industry?
I knew absolutely nothing about the language translation industry.
What excites you most about coming to work here?
I have been blown away by how kind and passionate the entire LinguaLinx staff is. Everybody has made me feel extremely welcome. It’s a pleasure coming to work with such great people!
Where did you attend school and what was your major?
I went to the University of South Carolina and majored in Political Science. Go Gamecocks!
What do you like most about living in upstate New York?
I was born and raised in Saratoga Springs and my family is still here so it’s great being so close to family.
Do you speak multiple languages? If so which ones and what prompted you to learn them?
I speak Canadian French decently since my mother spoke a lot of French while I was growing up.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love staying active, whether it’s going to the gym, taking a hike, snowboarding, or swimming. I also love to read, and I volunteer for a few causes that I really believe in.
Tell us one random fact about you.
My elbows are double jointed.
What is your favorite place you’ve visited and why?
I went to Belize a few years ago. It was incredibly beautiful, the food was delicious, and the people were so kind and welcoming. I would love to go back!