User:Elitre (WMF)

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Erica Litrenta (she/her)
Erica Litrenta (she/her)
Senior Manager, Community Relations Specialists, Wikimedia Foundation
"You can't describe a passion. You can only live it." (E. Ferrari)

About me

Hi! I'm Italian, and I've been a steady presence in the Wikimedia Movement since ca. 2005 (former admin at Italian Wikipedia and Commons; main focus on copyright problems, communicating with our readers and content donors, partner institutions). Read more at my volunteer userpage. I use that account for all my volunteer work on the wikis.

I can read a few languages, and Italian is my mother tongue. I find that, despite everything, English is a good common ground to communicate, so nobody needs to apologize while making the effort to use it. I truly welcome anyone's mediation to communicate with people unable to use it.
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it-N Quest'utente può contribuire con un livello madrelingua in italiano.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
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My work

My team of Community Relations Specialists has historically supported communications between the communities and (mostly) the technical teams at Wikimedia Foundation.

I was hired to assist with the launch of the visual editor in 2013; I helped several communities with its adoption, and I later got involved with several other products and features before becoming my own team's line manager in 2018. Until September 2023 I led this hard-working, widely appreciated team of community-facing folks. I am grateful beyond words to have had them in my life, and for the community people who collaborated with us in the past decade (and will keep supporting them) to ensure this Movement's success.

Before getting hired here, I pushed the Wikimedia Foundation to become intentionally global re: liaisons work. See also my 2013 interview, and my tips for getting a job at WMF.

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

via my volunteer account, or find me on LinkedIn.