|Type:||OTW Board Member and Staff Member|
|Communities:||Organization for Transformative Works|
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Atiya Hakeem stood as a candidate for the OTW Board of Directors in the 2015 Board Elections and was elected to serve on the Board beginning on December 1, 2015. She was elected to replace Margaret J McRae as Treasurer of the OTW, effective from December 15, 2015.
As Treasurer, she also holds the position of Finance Committee co-chair, and is a staffer on the Support and AD&T committees, as well as leading the QA&T (Quality Assurance & Testing) subcomittee. She has previously served on the Category Change and Survey workgroups.
She goes by the fannish handle of Lady Oscar.
Her bio from the OTW website states:
Atiya Hakeem (Lady Oscar) received her undergraduate degree in biology from the California Institute of Technology, then went to the University of Hawaii for a PhD in biomedical sciences. After working at Caltech as a neurobiologist studying autism and social cognition for many years, she has recently returned to Hawaii, and currently hangs out with aardvarks as a volunteer at the Honolulu Zoo. She has always turned to fandom as an escape and a creative outlet, with interests including Star Trek, baseball, the age of sail, Hawaii Five-O, and anime, which last led to serving as con staff at Anime Expo and AX New York. She joined the OTW as a volunteer in 2012 with AO3 Support and has since answered some 5,000 user inquiries. Motivated by a desire to be directly involved in keeping the Archive running, she joined AD&T (the Archive’s coding and design committee) as a tester, and is now the Quality Assurance & Testing subcommittee lead. She also has served on the Category Change and Survey workgroups.
- 2015 Election Results (Accessed 20 November 2016)
- Atiya Hakeem's Bio and Manifesto: 2015 OTW Elections, Archived version