Deputy Director on State Language Policy, Department of Policy Initiatives and Development of the Ministry of Education and Science. Co-author of around 60 scientific publications on issues of sociolinguistics (language policy and communication) and colloquial Latvian research, incl. sociolinguistic research of linguistic situations in Latvia, 3 teaching aids for teaching Latvian as a foreign language, and the first Latvian slang dictionary.
26 years of experience in scientific work and research project management in linguistics (in the field of socio-linguistics) and 30 years of experience in teaching and assessing Latvian as a foreign language. 13 years of experience in planning and implementing state language policy in public authorities (Latvian Language Agency and the Ministry of Education and Science). A member of the Latvian Council of Science (2011-2012, 2016) and, since 2015, a member of the National Commission for Scientific Qualification.