Koni Chen is a localization advocate who champions the integration of best practices into product design for a global reach. She holds an MA in translation and localization management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, completed in May 2022. Before her transition to localization, Koni worked as a litigation paralegal, where her language-related responsibilities exceeded her paralegal duties. Her passion for languages, technology, and her vision of facilitating international connections led her to shift her career into the localization industry. Today, she is dedicated to bridging language and culture gaps for a diverse global audience.