Karen Brown
Karen Brown
Trust & Safety Specialist, 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 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 two cats and a very, very lazy ex-racing greyhound.

My work

I am a Trust & Safety Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation. My responsibilities as part of the Trust and Safety team include liaising with the Ombuds Commission, supporting the Foundation's work in furthering Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces, and a variety of smaller tasks like wikification of Foundation documents and supporting staff who are learning to work on the community's projects.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try 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
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