I have been a lurker around Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites for quite a while, and have just recently started to make a conscious effort to contribute more to the encyclopaedia. I have a background in communications for the volunteering sector both in the UK and Oz, and love the potential of open spaces like Wikimedia projects for creative social action and volunteering opportunities. In saying that, I can also see the role of proprietary social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for off-wiki communication and building a diverse Wikimedian community.
I live in Brisbane with my family and am currently studying my PhD. Two small kids and deadlines make for an interesting life, and not much time for contributing - but I'm working on that.