“Fords on Fridays” Spotlight on Thea Hogarth: From Comp Lit to Creating Children’s Media/

Thea Hogarth ’11

Major: Comparative Literature, Minor: French

What is your current job?

I currently work in product development at a children’s media company called Little Pim. We produce an educational foreign language video series for kids between the ages of 0 and 6, and my main role is to coordinate the creation of ancillary educational products like flashcards and lesson plans for teachers.

(Of course, working at an ed tech start up, I do a lot of other things too! Lately, I’ve been helping write a lot of marketing copy and contributing posts to our social media pages.)

How has Haverford influenced your professional career?

My major in Comparative Literature definitely sparked a larger interest in languages, which has evolved into an interest in bilingualism and biculturalism. Even thinking back on my thesis topic, I can see how I was grappling with questions of language an identity that I still think about in some of the research I do now.

Working with the Hurford Humanities Center at Haverford also taught me a lot about independently organizing creative endeavors which is coming in handy now as I organize teams of freelancing creatives for various projects.

To learn more about Thea’s career path, visit her Alumni Career Profile on the CCPA website.