Ross Perlin is a writer and linguist. He is the author of Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. He lived and worked in China from 2009 to 2011. He is Co-Director of the Endangered Language Alliance. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, the Guardian, and The Washington Post, among other places. He has addressed audiences of students, employers, career counselors, scholars, union members, Occupy Wall Street activists, journalists, and politicians. He has spoken at the Googleplex, the British Parliament, the Economic Policy Institute, and a wide range of universities and colleges. He has been a television and radio guest on networks across the world, including MSNBC, CBS, Fox, the BBC, NPR, and many others.