Gimena Calixto’s Bio & Platform

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Gimena Calixto is an Audiovisual Media student in college with experience producing and participating in diverse projects in the field (doing camera work, video and sound edition, etc.), but even more experience in being fannish over them. She stumbled upon fandom in 2002 and has never left since, her interests ranging anywhere from anime to bandom to books to comics to TV series over the time. Fandom has given her not only a creative outlet and a way to connect to like-minded individuals, but also a way to better a lot of her skills and grow as a person through the exchange of opinions and knowledge. Volunteering for the OTW has been her way to give back to fandom. She first joined the OTW as a tag wrangler in 2016, and later on joined the Abuse committee.

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Erica Dulin’s Bio & Platform

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Erica Dulin has been a volunteer with the Organization as a Tag Wrangler since late 2014, and a staffer since early 2016. She’s had the opportunity to work with a diverse volunteer pool in several work groups and projects, and she loves to learn about people and the things they are passionate about. She majored in Film & Television Production and her forever fandoms are Achievement Hunter and Rick and Morty. Erica is a true believer in freedom of speech and will uphold the Organization’s dedication to protecting fan creators’ right to share all of their creations, no matter what backlash they may garner from their works.

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Danielle Strong’s Bio & Platform

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Danielle Strong began their foray into the world of fandom in the 90s with Gundam Wing slash fiction and fanart. Nearly two decades and a plethora of fandoms later, they’ve made their home on the Archive in the Supernatural and Marvel Cinematic Universe fandoms, amongst others. When recruitment was opened for the Abuse team in early 2014 they knew their skills in hospital patient liaison services, handling complaints and service-user queries would be a good fit for the team, and after joining they never looked back. As an Abuse staffer, Danielle has handled cases from accidental mis-tagging of works to plagiarism and harassment, and can probably quote most of the AO3 Terms of Service by memory by now! They bring a wealth of knowledge in mediation and problem-solving to the team, and is completely dedicated to the OTW and the work it does.

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Claire Baker’s Bio & Platform

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Claire P. Baker: In many ways, Claire’s first fandom was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which she had nearly memorized at age four. However, things really began when she became obsessed with Digimon during its original run on North American television. From there she discovered fansites, fanfiction, and cosplay; and the rest, as they say, is history. Fandom became a strong part of Claire’s academic career, reflected in papers she wrote while obtaining her three degrees (B.A., B.Ed., M.I.), and remains a primary research interest to this day. A librarian by day, Claire started volunteering with the OTW in 2014, and became co-chair of the AO3 Documentation Committee a year later. Since then, she has also joined TWC and Tag Wrangling. When not wrapped up in OTW and library-related affairs, Claire can often be found betaing fanfiction, running various gift exchanges on AO3, and preparing an army of cosplays and panels for her next convention.

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