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.
Boards, committees, teams
- 2017, Strategy Advisory Group Track A
- 2017, Wikimania 2017 Scholarship Committee
- 2017, Secretary, Wikimedia Affiliates Committee
- 2016, Wikimedia Affiliates Committee
- 2016, Board of Directors, Wikimedia District of Columbia
- 2016, BBC 100 Women planning committee
- 2016, Wikimania, Scholarship Committee and Discussion Room Committee
- 2016, Chair, Scholarship Committee, WikiConference North America
- 2015, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, WikiConference USA
- 2015, Editorial Board, Human Resources Manager, The Signpost
- 2012, Teahouse start-up team
- 2012, Online Ambassadors in the WP:Education program
Awards and grants
Founder or facilitator
- 2015, Co-founder, WikiWomen's User Group
- 2015, Co-founder, Women in Red
- 2015, Co-founder, WikiProject Women
- 2014, Founder, WikiProject Women writers
- 2017, Facilitator, Wikipedia Day 2017 San Francisco
- 2016, Facilitator, UN HerStory, New York City
- 2016, Facilitator, Wikipedia Day 2016 San Francisco and speaker ("Wikipedia's Content Gender Gap") at WMF, San Francisco
- 2014, Facilitator, Litquake Edit-a-thon at WMF, San Francisco
Presentations, slidedecks, and posters