Annie Lin

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Annie Lin
Global Education Program Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Mobilizing and empowering the next generation of human-knowledge generators to contribute to Wikimedia projects.
Annie Lin

About me

I spent the first decade of my life in southern Taiwan before moving to California. Prior to joining Wikimedia, I was actively involved in teaching, group facilitation, project/program design, and community-building; I also have a background in various forms of multimedia, including web design, graphic design, and video production. I hold a degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. I am a social scientist at heart, with particular interest in workplace interactions, labor relations, organizational cultures, and urban planning.

My work

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in June 2010 as part of the Public Policy Initiative pilot, in which I recruited and worked with U.S. professors interested in assigning students to edit Wikipedia as coursework, and developed various resources to support these professors and students (most notably the volunteer-based Wikipedia Ambassador program). Now, as the Global Education Program Manager, I strategize and facilitate the expansion of Wikipedia's use as a teaching tool to other parts of the world - including Canada, India, and the Arabic-speaking region - while further building the organizational capacity of the Wikipedia Ambassador program as a whole.
Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend 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: alin@wikimedia.org