Abby is a Research and Experience Design consultant with a PhD in applied linguistics, specializing in language learning and sociolinguistics (the study of language and society). She translates her expertise in language systems and research to her work in user experience and human factors interaction design. Before her career in technology, she was a professor and academic; teaching, speaking, and publishing on linguistics and language learning. She continues to scratch that teaching itch by giving workshops and conference talks on the intersection of language and tech, and recently, writing a book on natural language for digital products for Rosenfeld Media! She also loves the Oxford Comma.