Autumn Smith shares her experience leading TLM CampLoc and the value it adds to both students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey (MIIS) and to the greater localization industry. Tucker and Autumn may also get into other topics Autumn is passionate about, such as the importance of evangelization from students to their previous colleges and high schools!
Autumn is pursuing a Translation and Localization Management MA with a Localization specialization and her language of study is Japanese. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Autumn completed her undergraduate degree in Japanese and East Asian Studies. After graduation, she worked as an Assistant Language teacher for JET for 1 year and proceeded to work as a Community Manager for Japanese hospitality company, Cafe Company, for 2 years. While working at Cafe Company, she collaborated with a Japanese audio guide start-up, ON THE TRIP, where she currently works as a Freelance English Team Manager. She spent her summer working as a Localization Program Management intern at Facebook exploring product cross-functional localization workflow optimization and will be returning as a full-time LPM following graduation. During the school year, she is very involved in creating a new immersive learning experience initiative dubbed, CampLoc. This experience aims to give students of localization an opportunity to interact in a more hands-on way with key players and companies in the localization industry. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, cafe hopping, hiking, and binging her latest shows with friends.
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