Speaker Linda Simensky
Speaker Linda Simensky

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Linda Simensky

Head of Animation & Scripted Content


Linda Simensky is Head of Animation and Scripted Content for Duolingo. Simensky is leading the company’s efforts to create scripted and character-driven stories featuring Duolingo’s original cast of characters, from original animation to the writing efforts for Duolingo’s hit Stories product and its childhood literacy app, Duolingo ABC. 

Before Duolingo, Simensky was Head of Content for PBS KIDS, where she oversaw programming, current series, and the development of a diverse lineup of shows including “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Wild Kratts,” “Molly of Denali,” and “Alma’s Way.” Before joining PBS, Linda was Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network, where she oversaw development and series production of "The Powerpuff Girls," among others. 

She began her career working for nine years at Nickelodeon, where she helped build the animation department and launch the popular series "Rugrats," "Doug," and "The Ren & Stimpy Show." Simensky also teaches animation history courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

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