Darla Sharp

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Darla Sharp is a voice interaction designer currently working on the Google Assistant. At Google, she works on helping the Assistant sound efficient yet personable, helpful yet humble, and above all natural (with the understanding that a talking speaker has certain limitations when it comes to the depths of it’s humanity).

Before Google, she was working at Amazon as a voice designer for Alexa. Of all the features she helped launch with Alexa, she’s most proud of helping write her pickup lines. Before digital assistants were a thing, she worked on a range of voice products including automated phone systems, as well as voice enabled apps. She have a Masters in Applied Linguistics from San Diego State University, and a B.A. in French from Valparaiso University.

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