Education/Newsletter/August 2013/Welcome to Sophie Österberg and Tighe Flanagan

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Sophie Österberg

The Wikipedia Education Program has two new staff members! Sophie Österberg has joined the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Education Program team as the global education program manager. Sophie comes to us from Wikimedia Sweden, where she ran their education program. Sophie will be working with education program leaders around the world to foster and support the use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool globally. Please welcome Sophie by leaving a message on her talk page!

Tighe Flanagan will be serving as the new Arab World Program Manager, focused on expanding the program currently in operation in Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia. While in graduate school at Georgetown University, Tighe wrote three articles on the English Wikipedia about the Arab World as part of his coursework through the United States program, and he is excited to use his knowledge of the program to guide the direction of the Arab World programs. Leave a message for Tighe on his user page, welcoming him to the Wikimedia Foundation.