Heather M’s Bio & Platform

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Heather M (she/her) can still remember the first fanfic she ever read (and recommends it to everyone at the slightest opportunity). She has been volunteering as a graphics designer for Fanlore since August, 2019. She has also spent time on the AO3 Documentation Committee (Docs) and on the Policy & Abuse Committee (PAC). Heather is a former teacher and current training and curriculum developer, and she loves helping people better understand how to use AO3. In her day job, Heather tackles highly technical concepts. She works with experts to figure out the best way to share information with the people who need to understand it. The photoshop skills she developed in fandom regularly come in handy on the job. So does the knowledge of HTML and CSS she gained through creating personal fan websites and custom AO3 skins. As for which fandoms Heather loves most, the answer is simple: fandom itself.

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Michelle S’s Bio & Platform

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Michelle S stumbled upon fandom in high school and refused to let go of it. Mostly they stick to video game and tiny book fandoms and write a lot of fluff fics about their favorite characters. They’re a co-chair for the AO3 Documentation team, and have been part of the Tag Wrangling committee and the Support committee in the past. Outside of the OTW, they work as an assistant manager in a retail store.

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Natalia G’s Bio & Platform

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Natalia Gruber is a teacher and lives in Brazil. She has been a volunteer with the Organization for Transformative Works since 2016, and served in the OTW Board from 2019–2021. She is currently co-chair of the Translation committee, leading a team of 250+ volunteers spread all over the world, and a member of the Volunteers & Recruiting committee. In the past, she has also volunteered for the Tag Wrangling and Policy & Abuse committees.

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Noémie B’s Bio & Platform

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Noémie B discovered the joys of sharing transformative works through My Little Pony fanart in primary school. She has since then spent a ridiculous amount of time in book fandoms, Real Person Fiction, anime fandoms, and is now a casual K-pop fan. While not being a very active participant in fandom, she was (and still is) very interested in fan studies and fan projects, and decided to join the Organization for Transformative Works as a way to give back to fan communities at large.

She has been a Tag Wrangler since 2015 and a supervisor since 2018, and got to work in collaboration with the Open Doors and Support committees. Her experience volunteering for the OTW has helped her grow and allowed her not only to improve her English skills but also her ability to work in teams and occasionally to mentor others.

Outside of fandom, she works as a speech therapist (and unofficially as her own secretary and accountant). She loves words and languages and wants to help others experience the beauty of creating, reading, and sharing stories. She firmly believes in the OTW’s missions and values.
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Tiffany G’s Bio & Platform

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Tiffany G first noticed fan art when she was watching Digimon as a kid. Later in life, she started reading and creating fanfiction on a variety of topics including movies, arts, history, games, and many more. One of her favorite books is the Legend of Galactic Heroes. It gives her a lot of inspiration in digital arts, writings and political views.

Besides OTW, she is very active in volunteer work. She has served in the student association of her university and is also currently a board member of her local community center. After university, she has worked in the software industry and public services. At present, she is working as a technical support person in a governmental organization.
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