In the Interstellar Geographic Novel:
Professor of Linguistics at Heinlein City University, ACB II, specialising in xenolinguists. He was accepted onto the team of researchers working on the alien artefact, the Sheneh Stone, by merit of having achieved the most complete translation of Forerunner glyphs by anyone to date. His current work is a rather ambitious project towards producing a full and definitive decipherment of Forerunner glyphs - maybe the Sheneh Stone will turn out to be his Rosetta Stone? He's hoping so.