Linguistics Success Stories

All recent Department of Linguistics graduate program alumni are either employed (80 percent) or pursuing further education (20 percent) within one year of graduation. Most of the department’s linguistics minors are also employed, many as professional interpreters.

Linguistics minors enhance their studies with Gallaudet’s extensive internship opportunities. For example, Lisa Hower recently completed a service internship with the deaf community in Guam.

Recent Alumni Positions

Current doctoral student Casey Cochran, M.A. ’12, is a graduate intern in Gallaudet’s Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging.

Linguistics student Rachel Benedict, ’11, earned a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Boston University and teaches at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School.

Dr. Clifton Langdon, M.A., Ph.D., ’13, is an assistant professor in the Educational Neuroscience Program at Gallaudet.

Jessica Yocom earned a master’s degree in interpretation at Gallaudet and is a professional interpreter who continues to write research articles for publication.