115: How Planet Word Museum in DC Celebrates Words and Language

March 09, 2021
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In this episode of the Globally Speaking Radio, we talk to Ann Friedman, founder and CEO of Planet Word, the world’s first museum dedicated to words and language. Based in Washington, D.C., it focuses on promoting literacy and multilingualism and celebrating the diverseness of languages everywhere. Tune in to hear all this and more.

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How Planet Word Museum in DC Celebrates Words and Language

Guests

Ann Friedman is the founder and CEO of Planet Word, the world’s first museum dedicated to words and language. She has spent her life immersed in linguistics, starting out as a copy-editor, translator and champion of education. She worked as a reading and writing teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools and served on several foundations and education-based advisory boards. She has several decades of experience in these areas and is still passionately active in them, remaining on many of these boards today.

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Robert Jelenic

Robert Jelenic

Global Marketing Director

Robert Jelenic leads a world-class team of innovative thinkers and marketers in his role as Global Marketing Director at RWS. He began his career as an engineer at General Electric before shifting to the world of sales and marketing.

For as long as he can remember, Robert has always been captivated by ground-breaking products, innovative services and the amazing people behind progressive creations. A hopeless tinkerer and builder, he’s constantly working to find effective solutions to important problems.

Robert is based in Berlin, making Germany the sixth country he’s called home. He plays basketball, loves learning about space and the universe and dabbles in some coding now and then.

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