User:Keilana

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"Our work together here should be our armor, not some sharp, angry, burning sword. I would strongly recommend that everyone here find an article to work on for a while; not the cliche "random article", but something that gives you a nice tug at the heartstrings. It feels great to be out there doing work on something you genuinely care about, and I assure you it'll help you regain the sense of why you're here." -User:The Blade of the Northern Lights
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Hi! I'm Emily, known as Keilana around here. (Just because I get asked sometimes, it's pronounced "Kay-lah-nah" or "Kay", not "Key".) I've been around the project for about 6 years now, minus a hiatus that happened a couple years ago. I'm an administrator—I passed RfA in November 2007 and January 2008—but I don't use the tools much anymore. I am an Individual Engagement Grantee for the first half of 2014 and am developing a kit for running anti-systemic bias workshops at institutions and holding a youth conference for young editors. If you're interested in beta testing, please send me an email or a talk page message and we can discuss! My main areas of content-writing right now are rare genetic diseases and women scientists, but I also like to write about Islamic history and constellations, especially mythology. WikiProject Women Scientists is my baby and systemic bias makes me ragey.

I've got a recall process for if I really frak up, but I'd rather that be a last resort. I'm usually quite reasonable, give me a talk page note; if you want more opinions on something I did, feel free to ask for input on AN or wherever. To be honest, I hardly ever use my admin bit anymore because there's just so much content to write. If you're here because you wanted to know why I rolled back your perfectly reasonable edit at *insert community/talk page here*, that's probably because I'm checking my watchlist on my phone and hit the wrong button. If I didn't fix it myself, please revert me and if necessary, whack me with a trout/bass/cod/fish of your choice.

In real life, I'm in college studying molecular biology, Arabic, and Islamic studies at beautiful Loyola University Chicago. I'm also an EMT-Basic. I'm a proud Chicago girl and I work in a developmental biology lab with Drosophila melanogaster. Genes, stars, and kind people make me happy. "Hat collectors", both online and in real life, annoy me. If I promise to do something and it takes me a couple weeks, it doesn't mean I hate you, it just means that my professors slammed me with work and my grades take priority over Wikipedia. Unless I'm procrastinating. Feel free to badger me to do whatever it is I forgot.

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