Alexandra Wang

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Alexandra Wang
Alexandra Wang
Senior Program Officer, 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

I work to support Wikimedians around the world, including Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, user groups, and individuals through grants and other resources. This means that I work broadly across all of the WMF's funding streams, with a focus on supporting the Program Officers that manage Rapid Grants, Project Grants, and Conference and Event Grants. I have a specific interest in supporting the diversity of the Wikimedia movement and projects, especially in regards to emerging communities and addressing the gender gap. Previously, I was the Program Officer for the Project and Event Grants (PEG) program.

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:
  • Skype: alexvwang
  • On Meta-Wiki as AWang (WMF)
  • Zhengan is my volunteer account on English Wikipedia and Commons