Your presence was one of few really good things I could remember about WMF. I 
hope you indeed stay an active volunteer wiki(p|m)edian and we can collaborate 
again. It was a pleasure :) 
--Base

> Dear friends,
> 
> During the past three years, I have been privileged to be a part of this
> movement and this organization.
> 
> I have been honored to be your colleague and to work with you in service of
> the sum of all knowledge.
> 
> In particular, I wish to note particular projects that have inspired me
> very much.
> 
> - Working with Philippe Beautdette, Maggie Dennis, James Alexander, and
> Jan Eisfeldt to keep our community safe from threats of harm. [1]
> - Working with Patrick Earley, Nick Wilson, Erica Litrenta, Sherry
> Snyder, Oliver Keyes, and James Forester on the rollout of VisualEditor. [2]
> - Working with Yana Welinder and Heather Walls to design a user-friendly
> trademark policy. [3] [4]
> - Working with Siko Bouterse to support Individual Engagement Grants and
> movement diversity. [5] [6]
> - Working with Jake Orlowitz to promote the Wikipedia Library and the
> Wikipedia Adventure. [7] [8]
> - Working with Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez, Amanda Bittaker to encourage
> evaluation and learning. [9]
> - Working with Asaf Bartov to encourage regional cooperation in Central
> and Eastern Europe. [10]
> - Working with Floor Koudijs. Tighe Flanagan, Kacie Harold, Samir
> Elsharbaty, Rodney Dunican, Sage Ross, Jami Mathewson, and LiAnna Davis on
> the Wikipedia Education Program. [11]
> 
> The Wikipedia Education Program is especially near and dear to my heart. It
> is a means of educating readers, recruiting contributors, and creating
> quality content. Since 2014, the number of education initiatives around the
> world has increased by 36%. [12] [13] And 25% of all education programs are
> in one of the regions that I directly supported. [14] I am so proud of what
> they have accomplished. And I am enthusiastic about what great things they
> have yet to achieve.
> 
> I want to thank and compliment my current manager, Floor Koudijs. She is a
> competent, considerate, conscientious leader, and her diplomacy skills are
> unsurpassed. I am confident that the education team and the education
> program will continue to excel under her leadership. They are in the best
> hands.
> 
> I want to thank and compliment my hiring manager, Maggie Dennis. She had
> faith that, although I wasn’t an active community member, I could be taught
> to be a good community advocate. I am so proud that I proved her right. She
> taught me how to work in accordance with and to have the utmost respect for
> the wiki way. [15]
> 
> Wikipedia is a miracle, a monument to altruism. It is vital to the internet
> ecosystem, and it is vital to the education system. I hope that more young
> people especially will find their way to it and help out. And when they do,
> I hope that they are met with wise mentorship from veteran community
> members, just as I was.
> 
> I intend to remain a Wikipedian even after I am no longer a WMF staff
> member. And, with that promise, I’ll see you on the wikis. [16]
> 
> All the best,
> Anna Koval, M.Ed.
> 
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Threats_of_harm
> [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor
> [3] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy
> [4]
> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/29/designing-a-user-friendly-trademark-policy/
> [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG
> [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference
> [7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library
> [8] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Adventure
> [9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation
> [10] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe
> [11] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education
> [12]
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education/Countries&oldid=70367
> [13] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries
> [14]
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACEE_2015_State_of_the_CEE_Movement_Presentation.pdf&page=28
> [15] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_wiki_way
> [16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msannakoval
> 
> --
> 
> Anna Koval, M.Ed.
> Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
> Wikimedia Foundation
> +1.415.839.6885 x 6729
> Skype: annakoval.wiki
> ako...@wikimedia.org
> education.wikimedia.org
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