Zoë Tucker’s Bio & Platform

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Zoë Tucker is a grad student in STEM. She started out in fandom reading original works on FictionPress and wrote her first fanfiction in a wide ruled notebook that was (thankfully) never to be seen by the world. It took her another three years to realize that other people also had strong enough opinions on the endings of books to write new endings themselves and started out reading fix-it fic on fanfiction.net. She migrated to the AO3 when she found its superb filtering system. She is a fandom-trawling multi-shipper and wants your OT3 recs.

Zoë started keeping an eye out on applications for Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) volunteer positions that suited her in 2017 and decided to apply as a tag wrangler in September. She joined the Support committee the following June (and could then resolve her most recently submitted Support ticket on her own!) and the Tag Wrangling Supervisors team in late 2019. One of her main goals is working to improve the user experience on AO3. Zoë especially enjoys answering support tickets about wrangling, and prefers to wrangle small fandoms where she gets to make the new character and relationship tags that users want. In all areas of her life she works to leave things at least a little better than she found them.

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Tyme LaDow’s Bio & Platform

July 26: Per an announcement, Tyme Ladow withdrew from the ballot.

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Tyme LaDow was forced into fandom by well-meaning friends at the age of 12. At first, she couldn’t see why anyone would feel the need to explore stories outside of the canon she loved in her favorite universes, but only a few months later, she started writing it herself and checking for new postings every day. Posting to Fanfiction.net and getting feedback from friends and strangers alike lifted the fog and she plunged deep into fandom without looking back. Her newly formed passion for fandom followed her across platforms and fandoms, and eventually led her to discovering the Archive in 2011 when her then-girlfriend invited her. Over the years she has become more of a reader than a writer, though she still enjoys writing fic in addition to everything else she does in fandom. In 2014, she was perusing the OTW website marveling at how many languages the pages had been translated into, when she stumbled upon the volunteer recruitment page, which just happened to be recruiting for Tag Wrangling. Excited at the chance to help with her favorite website, she applied and was accepted fairly quickly. Over the years, she also joined the Policy & Abuse team and made many friends through her continued service to the Archive. Tyme has had several years of experience with the complicated task of juggling volunteering, work, and university. Ever since her first dive into fandom, she has been committed to fans, fandom, and the OTW.

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Nicole Abraham’s Bio & Platform

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Nicole Abraham first found fandom back in 2013, when she discovered Harry Potter fanfiction and became an avid reader! Ever since she has been jumping from fandom to fandom, but the first one will always hold a special place in her heart. When she’s not reading fic, Nicole enjoys spending her free time recording podfic and making fannish needlework projects. She has degrees in Mathematics and Statistics, and currently works as a Business Analytics Developer in the medical industry.

Her first role in the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) was as a tag wrangler in 2016, and she later took up a supervising position inside the committee, helping train new wranglers, develop work guidelines, and manage and complete committee-wide projects. She also volunteers for the Development & Membership committee as a Membership Data Specialist, maintaining the donor database, ensuring membership queries are responded to efficiently, and getting very excited over new drive premiums. Additionally, Nicole volunteered with the AO3 Policy & Abuse committee from 2017 to 2019, which allowed her to develop her problem-solving skills and learn a lot about the work of the user-facing branches of the OTW. Nicole loves the community she has found in the OTW, and is delighted by the opportunity to do whatever she can to help continue to carry out the OTW’s mission.

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Kati Eggert’s Bio & Platform

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Kati Eggert works in project management, predominantly in cross-departmental projects with a focus on IT and Digitalisation.

She fell in love with science fiction and fantasy shortly after she learned to read. She joined organised fandom in the era of printed zines and monthly paper newsletters after stumbling over an ad for a Star Trek fan club in the back of a novel.

She enjoys cosplaying and volunteering at conventions, especially small fan-run cons. While Kati is still into Star Trek, she has also branched out to a multitude of other fandoms and enjoys reading meta about fandom and fanworks.

Kati followed the development of the OTW from its beginnings in 2008. She finally joined the Policy & Abuse Committee in 2015, followed by Translation (Team German) in 2019.

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Jess White’s Bio & Platform

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Jess White: Jess White is an avid consumer of all things fandom, and has been since she discovered her aunt’s Kirk/Spock zines in the early 90s. She then graduated to scribbling her own fanfic in notebooks with sparkly pens, then eventually creating content on message boards, individual fandom forums, livejournal, and eventually AO3. Jess has volunteered in the OTW for the past six years, predominantly in the Policy & Abuse Committee. She has also worked briefly in Support (for about two years) and is currently also volunteering with Fanlore as a Policy and Admin staffer. Outside of fandom, Jess has been a teacher for fifteen years.

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Alex Tischer’s Bio & Platform

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Alex Tischer, DrMedVet: works as an ECC veterinarian, currently in the UK; Has been in fandom since before the millennium and has migrated through more fandoms than can be listed here. Has been a member of the OTW since its founding and volunteered for just as long. Apart from media fandom has also somehow ended up in the weird and wonderful world of sports – which are very niche groups that resemble fandoms in surprising ways. When not dealing with sick pets, Alex can be found doing assault courses, climbing and trail running nearly as often as consuming media.

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