Brenda H. Boerger received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin, with a dissertation being a phonological reconstruction of Proto-Gypsy. She and her family lived in the Solomon Islands on and off for 20 years, where she worked in Natügu [ntu] language development and helped train national and expatriate colleagues in linguistics and Bible translation. Her current position Special Consultant for Language and Culture Documentation at SIL International. She has also been co-instructor of the Language Documentation course at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). Brenda has twice received 12-month, US government fellowships through NEH and NSF for Documenting Endangered Languages. During in 2010-2011 she worked on a Natügu [ntu] grammar and in 2015-2016 she worked on a dictionary and legacy texts. Both works are in progress and she hopes to return to the Solomon Islands in 2018 order to complete them.