When it comes to fame, that is not something that is often ascribed to modern scientists, except for a couple of personalities like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Another notable exception is Noam Chomsky, whose work in the field of linguistics and history has earned him special recognition in mainstream media, extending to his wife, Valeria Wasserman, who is a Brazilian Translator.
Valeria Wasserman has been married to the scientist since 2014, after his first wife, Carol Doris Chomsky passed away in 2008. Since getting married to the linguist, she has maintained the status of keeping her personal life away from the media that the scientist is known for but we have managed to find a couple of interesting information you need to know about her. Read on to learn more.
Who is Valeria Wasserman?
Valeria Wasserman is known to be a native of Brazil and was raised in the South American country but that is about the extent of background information about the Brazilian translator. Not much is known of her birth date, although rumors suggest she was born in 1963.
Valeria Wasserman studied to college level, where she took her love for language a little further by studying English and Portuguese language at Universidade Caolica do Rio de Janeiro after she attended Universidade Federal Fluminense, where she earned her first degree in Law.
Following the completion of her education, she worked for several law firms, where she put her law degree to use but she never did settle on a career in law and after some years, in 1995, returned to school, at Universidade de Sao Paulo, where she studied capital market analysis.
Her professional career has spanned decades, with her first job being a legal role in 1992 for an investment bank. She also worked as a legal assistant in some law offices before she transitioned to publishing, where she took advantage of her language education and joined the National Association of Magazine’s Publishers.
Valeria Wasserman’s professional history has also included working for ArtVentures as a translator, for the company’s work between English and Portuguese language. As a translator, she has worked on various research papers, books and other works, including published works of notable names like Dianne Newell’s Where Converging Minds Freely Explore: Locating the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Roberto Varjabedian’s Atlantic Rainforest Law: Environmental Regression, David Lehmann’s Hope and Religion, and a couple others.
Relationship with Noam Chomsky
Following the passing of his wife, Carol Doris when he was eighty years of age, very few would have expected Noam Chomsky to get married again, but you are never too old to fall in love again, and after an extensive period of being together, Valeria Wasserman and Noam got married in 2014 – six years after his first marriage came to an end.
Not much is known about how they met, but considering both of them are a member of the linguist community, the possibility they met through their work is not far-fetched.
Since getting married, despite the vast age difference between them which is 35 years, they have shared love and companionship in their passion, and have remained together with zero news of scandal or divorce.
As for their relationship lives, before they met each other, not much is known of Valeria Wasserman but Noam Chomsky was married to Carol Doris Chomsky between 1949 and 2008, during which they had three children, Avia, Diane and Harry who were born in 1957, 1960 and 1967 respectively.
Valeria’s step-daughter, Aviva, is also an academician who is also a historian. She has worked at various major schools, including Harvard University and Bates College. She is also a published author and activist.
Other Facts You Should Know About Valeria Wasserman
Aside from being an employee, Valeria Wasserman has dabbled into the world of entrepreneurship, establishing her own company, Little Faces. The company was based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Valeria Wasserman and her husband, Noam Chomsky notably share their time between the United States and Brazil, and he is a known critic of Jair Bolsonaro.
Her husband, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as the father of modern linguistics and has published over 100 books on subjects like war, politics, linguistics and mass media. He is a known historian, cognitive scientist, and philosopher. He has taught at notable academic institutions like MIT and the University of Arizona.