Abigail Neer

Hello! I am a Linguistics major graduating in April of 2019 from the University of Pittsburgh. I also study Spanish, Korean and Sociology. My interest in language and social organization came together through my completion of a certificate in Global Studies.

Upon graduating, I hope to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and continue learning about Second Language Acquisition. The field of SLA goes hand in hand with Global Studies as an increasingly globalized world requires more sophisticated and widespread communication and cultural sensitivity, and I am excited to contribute to further understanding its role in language education.


  • B.A. April 2019


    University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

  • Certificate April 2019

    Global Studies

    University of Pittsburgh, UCIS

  • Minors April 2019

    Spanish, Korean, and Sociology

    University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

  • Study Abroad January-May 2017

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Seville, Spain


  • July 2019-July 2020
    Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
    Awarded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to be able to teach primary and secondary students English in South Korea.

Work Experience & Co-Curricular

  • April 2019January 2019

    Linguistics Intern

    Voci Technologies

  • April 2019Jan 2018

    Conversation Assistant

    University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute

  • April 2019August 2017

    Reading Tutor

    America Reads Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh

  • Dec 2018August 2018

    Research Assistant

    University of Pittsburgh, Linguistics Lab

  • August 2018January 2018


    Keep It Real, Pittsburgh

  • April 2018August 2015

    Conversation Group Leader

    University of Pittsburgh

  • August 2018May 2018

    Talk Time Leader

    University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute

  • August 2018May 2018

    Corps Member

    Jumpstart Pittsburgh

  • May 2017Jan 2017

    English Conversation Assistant

    Colegio Ricardo Sejudo, Seville, Spain

  • 20172016

    Home Care Provider

    Columbus, OH

  • April 2016Aug 2015

    Global Village Living Learning Community Member

    University of Pittsburgh