1. 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?
Language intrigues me, and I followed my passion. Language is something many take for granted, and it's study is of paramount importance from a philosophical perspective.
2. What sort of occupation or professional activity are you engaged in now?
I am in my first year of law school at Drake University.
3. 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?
My study of syntax in linguistics has really helped me follow along with the often roundabout manner in which legal documents are phrased and written.