Executive Director

Alexa Little is a computational linguist with 6 years of experience in endangered language activism, research, and revival. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Yale University, graduating cum laude and with distinction in the major.

Board of Directors

John Strauss is a business consultant with extensive experience founding and supporting early-stage organizations, both commercial and charitable. He has more than 10 years’ experience serving as an officer or director to 501(c)(3) organizations, some of which he helped establish.

Walter A. Winshall is a private investor with substantial experience in business strategy and startup organizations.

William Rivers has 20 years of experience in culture and language for economic development and national security, with expertise in research, assessment, program evaluation, and policy development and advocacy. He chairs ASTM Technical Committee F43, Language Services and Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 232, Training in the Informal Sector. He also serves as Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS. Dr. Rivers received his Ph.D. in Russian from Bryn Mawr College and his MA, BA, and BS from the University of Maryland. He speaks Russian and French.