For nearly a decade, I worked (sometimes closely, sometimes not as closely)
with Michelle Paulson.  She dazzled me with her brilliance and her care for
Wikimedia and Wikimedians around the globe.  Anytime that I needed someone
to fight with me because a Wikimedian was in some way threatened, I never
had to check - because I knew that Michelle was either there ahead of me,
or right besides me.

She is unwavering in her care for Wikimedians - she feels that calling very
deeply.  Wikimedia owes much to her.

But speaking personally, I've seen the toll that it took on her, and I've
felt a touch of it myself.  Michelle - go take a good long break.  You've
earned it.  Well done, my friend.  Well done.


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <> wrote:

> 2017-04-26 15:33 GMT+02:00 Katherine Maher <>:
> > Michelle
> Michelle was one of my personally favourite employees of WMF with which I
> had occasion to meet face to face - so I wish her great continuation of her
> carrier somewhere else and be missing her.
> Hopefully, our new General Counsel will be even better.
> --
> Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
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