My name is Minh [English: mɪn|Tiếng Việt: mɨn], and I am a linguist and social scientist based in Seattle, Washington. Currently, I am a Language Data Researcher working on Amazon’s Alexa. In a nutshell, my job is to help Alexa understand people better – and to figure out when and why she doesn’t.
I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a concentration in Sociolinguistics. I have formal training in qualitative ethnographic research, sociolinguistic interviewing, analyzing multilingual data, and discourse analysis. Previously, I’ve worked on projects around queer coming out narratives, the construction of Asian American political identities online, and language and identity in the Vietnamese diaspora.
I am passionate about engaging in dialogue within and between marginalized communities. At the end of the day, I believe that respecting the diversity of human language means respecting the speakers of a language.
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out – I am always excited to connect online about conversation & voice user interface design, language diversity, fairness and language in AI, and linguistic justice.