Atiya Hakeem

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Name: Atiya Hakeem
Alias(es): Lady Oscar
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.[1] 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.

OTW Biography

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.[2]


  1. 2015 Election Results (Accessed 20 November 2016)
  2. Atiya Hakeem's Bio and Manifesto: 2015 OTW Elections, Archived version