Karen Brown

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Karen Brown
Karen Brown
Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

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.

My work

I am a Community Advocate with the Wikimedia Foundation. I began this job in September of 2015 and am still in the process of learning the trade. My goal in this position is to empower our volunteer and professional communities to work better and more easily, especially where cooperation can be of use in that.

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

  • Email: Kbrown at wikimedia.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: kbrown at wikimedia.org
  • IRC: Karen-WMF
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
es-2 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento intermedio del español.