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    Bridget Almas

    BA (1991) - French and Chinese

    Bridget Almas moved to New York City after graduation and became a software programmer. Her language skills were essential to landing her first job in the software industry managing software localization projects. She worked in localization until 1997 on French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese products. She subsequently held various positions in the field of software development, eventually becoming a programmer in 1999. Around the same time, she also returned to the Albany area with her husband to begin raising a family.

    In 2007, she was given a wonderful opportunity to bring her love of languages back into her work as a senior programmer on a software project designed for reading and learning languages. Ms. Almas is a founding board member of the non-profit The Alpheios Project, Ltd. which is developing open-source software tools for language learning. She has worked as an XML Data Architect for the automotive industry and is currently employed as a Senior Software Developer for the Perseus Project at Tufts University. Her current work in digital humanities revolves around the classical languages.

    Asked about her time studying at UAlbany, she said " Looking back on my time at LLC, I think what really stands out for me is the breadth of coverage of not only the languages, but also the culture, literature and history. I have particularly fond memories of my French sociology classes with Professor (George) Santoni and Francophone literature with Professor (Eloise) Briere, and of the summer I spent at Taiwan Normal University at the encouragement of my Chinese professors."

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