Wiki Education serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia. A small 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we run programs that seek to build connections between universities and Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in the United States and Canada.
In our most established program, Wiki Education supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada. Since 2010, university instructors participating in the program have assigned their students to add content to course-related articles on Wikipedia. Students gain key 21st century skills like media literacy, writing and research development, and critical thinking, while content gaps on Wikipedia get filled thanks to students’ efforts.
Formed in 2013, Wiki Education is a spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia.
Frank is leading the development of Wiki Education into a mature organization capable of delivering on its long term vision. He is responsible for the overall performance of Wiki Education and acts as the interface between the board and staff of the organization.
In his free time, Frank enjoys writing Wikipedia articles, photographing wildlife, and cycling.
Chief Programs Officer; Deputy Director
LiAnna oversees all of Wiki Education's programmatic activities, including development, implementation, and evaluation. She has been on our team since 2010, joining for the pilot of our program to support faculty who want to teach with Wikipedia. She has a master's degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University, and a bachelor's in Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound.
When she's not working, LiAnna enjoys watching baseball, hiking, drinking craft beers, and traveling the world. She lives with her husband, twins, and dog in San Francisco.
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Program Manager, Wikipedia Student Program
Director of Donor Relations
As Wikipedia Expert, Brianda supports students, faculty, and professionals as they learn to improve content on Wikipedia. Before Wiki Education, Brianda has worked in the education & nonprofit realm to support youth in historically marginalized communities in different capacities, starting with Cal State Fullerton’s Upward Bound program, and then at the Opus Project with the San Diego Youth Symphony. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Latin American studies from UCLA.
Brianda is based out of Los Angeles. In her free time, you can find her exploring the streets of LA on her 2-wheeled steed, tracking down the tastiest chicken in Ktown, or grooving to live music somewhere in the greater SoCal lands.