Nicole Abraham 2020 Q&A: OTW Communication and Future

[Note: In total, there will be 6 Q&A posts to cover all of the topics brought up during the user-submitted Q&A period. The candidates were limited to 300 words to answer each question, but they were allowed to rearrange and combine questions within a single post to more clearly express their thoughts. Candidate answers represent only the views of the individual candidate and are not endorsed by the OTW.

Due to a high volume of similar questions this year, many questions were merged and duplicate questions were left out. Other than this, questions appear in the form they were submitted. Questions represent only the views of the individual questioner and are not endorsed by the OTW.]

In your opinion, which of OTW’s long standing issues would be easier to fix, and what steps would you take to address it?

In your opinion, what are the most important threats to the OTW, and what are the most urgent threats to the OTW?

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Nicole Abraham’s Bio & Platform


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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