User:AWang (WMF)

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Alexandra Wang
Alexandra Wang
Senior Program Officer, Project Grants, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I come to Wikimedia with a passion for achieving social impact through strategic grantmaking. Before joining Wikimedia, I worked with foundations focused on supporting sustainable energy policy in China, India, and Europe, enhancing organizational effectiveness and providing programmatic guidance. I enjoy working with teams across the globe to develop strategy, share best practices, and enhance communications. I see my role, both past and present, as supporting the great work of amazing folks around the world. I have spent significant time living and working abroad, including extensive stints in China, India, and Indonesia, and completed a one-year ethnomusicology research fellowship along the Silk Road. I love photography and find inspiration in the natural world.

My work

As Program Officer for Project Grants and Rapid Grants, I work in coordination with volunteer-led grants committees to effectively allocate movement funds and to help grantees design, execute, and measure the effectiveness of their projects. I also support other team members with the Conference & Event Grants program, Travel & Participation Support program and Wikimania.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: awang@wikimedia.org
  • Skype: alexvwang
  • On Meta-Wiki as AWang (WMF)
  • Zhengan is my volunteer account