I’m excited to introduce you to the two newest members of the Community team. Slate and Vanny have joined us as Associate Community Managers. They are joining JNat and Catija on Community Ops and will report to me. Slate and Vanny will eventually oversee tickets that come through the contact us forms network wide. They will also start getting involved in elections, triaging Meta requests, and other projects that the Ops team are involved with. Here’s a little bit about our newest additions to the team.
Slate is quite familiar with the Stack Exchange Network. She was a founding member of Puzzling, Literature, and Community Building. On Puzzling and Literature, she served as a pro-tempore moderator. On Puzzling, she was later elected as a full moderator. After many years as a moderator on Stack Exchange, she’s now excited to join us as a Community Manager.
At her last job, her focus was in statistics and data science for spaceflight applications. She studied physics and math, and continues to self-study both in her free time. For fun she spends time playing role-playing games, where she and friends gather around a table building worlds and narratives. She also reads quite a bit, fiction and nonfiction alike, and has a passion for understanding how stories are told.
Vanny is also no stranger to SO, having used the site frequently when she was a student. She has been a community empowerer in the Brazilian tech community collaborating with tutorial videos, responding to questions over Twitter and email about how to start a career in tech, programming, or data management. She has a database technologist certification and experience handling relational databases.
Outside of her passion for data and tech communities, she loves music, especially punk and metal. She’s attended a number of festivals and even got to photograph and interview some of her favorite bands. She loves to chat and get to know different people. She is also addicted to comics and her favorite superhero is Wonder Woman (even though she also loves Marvel). She has a big collection dedicated to the super hero in her house, including a big back tattoo piece of a samurai Wonder Woman with a dragon. She is also part of the comics community, contributing content such as covering the San Diego Comic Con.
Please join us in congratulating Slate and Vanny on their new roles here!