Lauralyn Watson
Lauralyn smiling at a tech conference in New York, USA.
Lauralyn Watson
Software Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I'm a software engineer based in the Washington, D.C. area. I'm originally from New York and have a non-traditional tech background. I worked in the healthcare industry for over ten years and transitioned to software engineering by remotely attending a 7-month program at Turing School of Software & Design.

My work

In February 2023, I joined the Foundation as a Software Engineer Intern on the Design Systems Team. During the internship, I collaborated with cross-functional roles and shipped production code. In August 2023, I transitioned to a full-time contributor.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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