Alumni Profiles


Graduates of the Master of Science in Computational Linguistics have gone on to work in a wide variety of industries as well as pursue further graduate study. Below are links to interviews with three of our graduates, all of whom found intriguing careers as a direct result of their experiences in the program.

  • Kelly Peterson

    Kelly, a 2011 graduate of the program, is currently a data science specialist at 3M Health Information Systems. In this interview, he talks about why he chose the program, the career it led to and how what he learned still contributes to his day-to-day work.

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  • Zina Pozen

    Zina graduated from the program in 2013 and now works on product search issues at a company called Point Inside. In this interview she shares why she pursued the degree and how it led to a challenging job in the industry.

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  • Safiyyah Saleem

    Safiyyah, who graduated from the program in 2010, works as a speech and language manager at VoiceBox Technologies. In this interview, she discusses some of the research she did in the program and talks about how it prepared her for a successful career in the field.

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