Jess (Sawdy) Ludwig '14

Studied at Luther: IIM in French Linguistics

Why was it important to you to include a linguistics- oriented IIM or a Linguistics minor as part of your studies while you were at Luther?

I had originally planned to go into Linguistics to do research. Life had different plans for me. But I do get to use skills I learned with my Florida family and with my special needs daughter.

What sort of occupation or professional activity are you engaged in now?

In what ways has the knowledge you gained through studying linguistics contributed to how you
engage with your current work and/or the world in general?

So when we moved to Florida I met a lovely family that became our Florida family. The father of the family was diagnosed with ALS and I helped him create a word bank with words and phrases and inflections that he now uses to speak.