Hi, I’m Karen Brown, but you may have already met me in my volunteer capacity as Fluffernutter. I’ve been an active Wikimedia editor, mostly on the English Wikipedia, since 2008. I hold a variety of volunteer roles: I am an administrator and oversighter on the English Wikipedia, and I am a channel operator for a number of Wikimedia-related IRC channels. My editing interests include copyediting and medico-legal topics (particularly notable murders and murderers).
Outside of Wikipedia, I have a degree in Linguistics, and I speak (slow) conversational Spanish and a few words of Italian and Czech. I dabble in learning to program in Python, but I struggle to get much farther than "hello world". In my spare time, I have volunteered as an EMT, sung in an an all-female a cappella group, and rescued a very, very lazy ex-racing greyhound.
I am a Community Advocate with the Wikimedia Foundation. My responsibilities as part of the Support and Safety team include liaising with the Ombuds Commission, supporting the Foundation's work in furthering Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces, and a variety of smaller tasks like wikification of Foundation documents and supporting staff who are learning to work on the community's projects.
- Email: Kbrownwikimedia.org
- On my Meta-Wiki or English Wikipedia talk page as Kbrown (WMF) in a staff role.
- On my Meta-Wiki or English Wikipedia talk page as Fluffernutter in my volunteer role.
- Gtalk: kbrownwikimedia.org
- IRC: Karen-WMF
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