Iris Orriss serves as Director of Internationalization at Facebook. She has been with Facebook since January 2013 and is passionate about eliminating the internet language barrier. Her work focuses on growing Facebook in international markets. In addition, Iris is a member of the board at Translators without Borders, a nonprofit organization that provides vital information in the right language at the right time. Prior to Facebook, she was a director at Microsoft working on product internationalization in the enterprise and language technology divisions. Iris studied Geology and Linguistics at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. She is a native of Germany and has also lived and worked in France, Spain and the USA. She speaks four European languages.