I joined WMF in 2012 after completing my Ph.D. in precision engineering and briefly working as a researcher in geometric modeling. I speak English, Arabic and Japanese (and a few others at a basic level), love reading, traveling, reading while traveling, and sports (archery, cycling and martial arts).
I started with the Wikimedia movement as a volunteer contributor in Jan, 2007. I joined the foundation in April 2012 as a contractor, and in July 2012 as a full time staff working on contributors engagement research. In 2013, I shifted my focus to work with global south communities, and in 2014 I shifted my focus (again) to work on understanding and supporting the health of Wikimedia communities.
- E-mail: hshammaawikimedia.org