I’m thrilled to be the first to introduce Rosie, our new Manager on the Community Management team.
Rosie is joining us to be a part of the Community Operations team. In the past, she’s worked at places like Vimeo, and VHX. She lives in Queens with her fiancé having moved from Manhattan not that long ago.
She also lives with her special needs bunny rabbit, Victoria. Victoria is a mixed breed rescue that is part Netherlands Dwarf and part English Spot — she’s adorable with lots of grey spots.
Rosie loves to volunteer with animal rescue groups in NYC. She loves helping animals who may have suffered from abuse or neglect to find homes where they'll be loved and spoiled. Rosie and her partner both have a big heart for animals and think they will always have rescue animals living with them.
She’s also a self-described theater nerd, she loves plays and musicals. Since the pandemic hit, she’s been attending live stream theater performances and has been asked to be a reader for one of her favorite non-profit theaters. In the past, she’s done some improv and some sketch comedy writing classes. She says that New York is a tough city to do theater for fun, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to do theater for fun because most companies are for professionals vs.hobbyists.
Rosie loves delivering experiences that bring community members together. She enjoys helping people to discover spaces where they feel welcome and valued. She feels that now more than ever people need those connections.
During the pandemic, she has found lots of entertainment in an initiative called “Penpoloosa.” The program lets you exchange addresses with two other participants so you can correspond via snail mail. She has one penpal in Florida and one in Idaho and they’ve been writing back and forth throughout the pandemic. She’s also an avid cook, film buff, and board game enthusiast.
For Rosie’s first month, she’ll be joining the CMs in hands-on community work before transitioning to management. She’ll be learning and working side by side with the team; working with moderators, addressing escalations, and assisting community members in order to enable her to help the team grow and optimize for impact in the future.