BASF member Yana Welinder is Legal Director at Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top ten internet property.
Yana is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and also received her L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.
Let’s find out more about Yana:
Tough question. I was born in Samara, Russia, but grew up in Malmö, Sweden.
Something We Might Not Know:
Before college, I worked as a fairy princess with a crew of clowns in Ireland.
Swedish crayfish and PizzaHacker pizza
Sweet potato fries
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Amsterdam on the first day of spring
Favorite Law School Class:
“Ideas for a Better Internet” with Jonathan Zittrain
Long or legalistic writing. My coworkers even refer to the process of simplifying text as “Yanafying.”