Kyra Jones grew up across the United States and lived in Germany during high school. She currently lives in the Boston area. She graduated from Harvard College in May 2020 with a BA in linguistics and Germanic languages & literatures with a secondary in Celtic languages & literatures. Her thesis project examined geschlechtergerechte Sprache (gender-fair language) usage by native German speakers. Kyra has been studying German for nine years and Welsh for two. She is most looking forward to meeting new people in Tamsweg and getting to know the local dialect. In the coming years, Kyra plans to apply to doctoral programs in linguistics, with a focus on sociolinguistics.