Dr. Suzanne Wertheim founded Worthwhile Research & Consulting as a venue for linguistic anthropologists to address both academic and real-world problems. After receiving her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Berkeley, Dr. Wertheim held faculty positions at Northwestern, University of Maryland, and UCLA. In addition to teaching thousands of students, Dr. Wertheim has been an invited and plenary speaker around the United States and in Europe, presenting research on language and gender, bilingualism, and anthropology and artificial intelligence. She has done fieldwork with speakers as diverse as Tatar nationalists in the former Soviet Union, Native Americans in central California, and comedians in Los Angeles.