Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in English Philology, having obtained a diploma with distinction. She has completed her Ph.D. studies and is working on her thesis dedicated to the contrastive research on linguistic iconicity. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of E-Learning Technologies and Humanities at Riga Technical University (RTU). She is the Head of Curriculum Design and Testing Committee of the Institute of Applied Linguistics, member of the working group on the advancement of institutional research capacity of Riga Technical University, and Secretary of the Faculty Council. She has authored and co-authored more than 40 publications on linguistic iconicity, functional approach to LSP translation, and aspects of LSP teaching. Tatiana Smirnova has extensive experience in LSP text translation and editing in such fields as civil engineering, architecture, and entrepreneurship, as well as institutional, administrative, and legal communication.