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Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (featured speaker, Wikimania Mexico City, 2015).
About me
Wikimania 2016

I grew up in Los Angeles County, California and now live in Nevada County, California. After a 26 year career with DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., I retired in 2016. I became a Wikipedia editor in 2007, and administrator in 2009. My username is Rosiestep, though that wasn't always the case. I registered my account as Rosiestephenson, but after a few months, I felt too exposed using my real name, so in February 2008, I changed it to Coffee4me. When that didn't feel right, I changed it again, in March 2008, to Rosiestep.

Conflict of interest statement:

  • I have made 124,000+ edits and I have not been paid for any of them.
  • In 2016, I retired from DaVita HealthCare Partners after 26 years of employment; I have not edited articles regarding the parent organization or subsidiaries.
  • In 2017, was a paid contractor for the Wikimedia Gender Diversity Mapping project.
  • I am a volunteer Wikipedia Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University's Women Writers Project.

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Did You Know (DYK?) articles[edit]

  • List of articles I created/co-created/co-improved which appeared at DYK? section of mainpage
  • DYK A-Z country challenge with user:Dr. Blofeld and user:Nvvchar
  • My love of DYK articles: On September 19, 2007, I created the Kallawaya people article. Another editor noticed it, nominated it at DYK, and a few days later, it appeared in the DYK section of the mainpage; it was my first DYK contribution. On September 18, 2013, Goaribari Island appeared in the DYK section; I was the third person (and first woman) to have 1,000 contributions appear at DYK. It was an important achievement for me; here's what I said about it:
Some of you know that I am a cultural anthropologist at heart. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Mead and study cultural anthropology at Barnard (my mom's alma mater), like Margaret did. I wanted to travel to Papua New Guinea and do research on its people, like Margaret did. But my dad said 'no' to majoring in anthropology -- he wanted something more practical for my university studies. So now, years later, I get to live the life of an armchair cultural anthropologist, writing articles about Goaribari Island and its cannibals. To all the girls out there with impractical dreams, this article is dedicated to you.

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