Maria Ines Moreno-Rollins

Assistant Project Manager

marialinguistlist.org


I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I grew up and lived until 2000. In Buenos Aires, I attended the University of Buenos Aires and majored in Biology and TESOL. In 2001, I transferred to EMU to finish my undergraduate studies in Linguistics and TESOL.

I started working at LINGUIST List when I was doing my undergratuate program as an international student at Eastern Michigan University in 2004. I was offered a graduate assistantship to do my Masters degree in Linguistics while continuing to work for LINGUIST. This opportunity was something that I valued deeply.

Computer programming was not a major interest of mine but I have now a friendlier relationship with it and I have grown to learn how to do a lot of things with it.

I have been in charge of developing the website for the 2007 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NAMCLO). It was a great challenge for me and I was more than happy to be involved in such a great attempt to promote Linguistics in high schools.

I have also developed, with the help of other crew members at different times, the Cambridge Extra Magazine site which was launched in Spetember 2007. This is a great resource that The LINGUIST List and Cambridge University Press have put together to bring special articles, free journal articles, contests and special offers to all linguists around the world.

Another important and vary popular area of LINGUIST List that I am part of is the EasyAbs abstract submission and review system that we have put in place for conferences. It was a project close to many of our hearts and we are pleased to see that it has proved to be a success and very popular system.

I have taken the challenge of running our annual Fund Drive 4 times now. It is a crazy amount of work that we all put in to make this time as entertaining and fun for evryone while asking for your support. It is also very rewarding as well to see such great response from our users and to see that the amount raised goes directly into the crew's education.

My first and most loved activity is to spend time with my daughters Kayla, 8, Maya, 4, and Olivia, 1. As many linguists would do, I am constantly doing small research projects with them and their bilingual language acquisition. Hopefully, they won't need therapy when they get older! I also enjoy being with my husband Fabian and supporting him in his passion, track and field. I love playing basketball and soccer, baking cookies for the girls, knitting and doing thing outdoors.

Fun Facts:

  • I have played basketball for over 20 years and was in one of the top teams in Buenos Aires.
  • I have visited all states in Argentina.
  • My husband, Fabian, is an Olympian (Sydney, 2000).
  • When I was a kid I always said I would have only sons!