Shibbolethink(♔ ♕) from the Hebrew "Shibboleth" /ˈʃɪbəlɛθ/ and "think" from the German "denken" /ˈdɛŋkə(n)/, is a wikipedia user who began editing on August 18th of 2014, and has, therefore, been an editor for 4 years, 1 month and 3 days. In meatspace, I'm a graduate student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, studying influenza virology with a special interest in vaccines.
Outside of lab work, in my ever dwindling free time, I have a diverse set of interests. These include cryptography, cartography, scientific skepticism, storytelling, urban exploration, and science education.
My editing interests include:
- Documentaries, whether on radio, television, or film.
- NPR, PRI, and the BBC.
- Pseudoscience, with a special focus on alternative medicine.
- Science, especially Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology.
- Fiction, particularly the mystery, horror, and science fiction genres.
Some articles I've created:
A short look at my meatspace life...
Outside of Wikipedia, since September of 2013, I've been a judge for the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, an annual four-day team-based scavenger hunt held at the UChicago campus from Thursday to Sunday of Mother's Day Weekend in May. "Scav Hunt," as the locals call it, involves over 300 items, 2,000+ participants, an olympics, and a 1,000 mile road trip. In 2013 and 2014, I designed two Scav Hunt road trips, traveling to New Orleans and Toronto/Niagara Falls respectively.
From January of 2012 until June 2014, I served as the president of UChicago Humans vs. Zombies. In doing so, I joined with several others to usher the game into a new era of prosperity.
In January of 2015, I collaborated with several others to create a University of Chicago specific wiki, named "UChicago.wiki."
In February of 2015, I collaborated with several others to create "CrushNinja," an anonymous and streamlined service for managing and operating anonymous confessions pages on Facebook.