Community Team Reps for 2023

We are excited to announce the Community Team Reps for 2023. For 2023, we have selected 3 team reps compare to 2 team reps in the past. All 3 nominees are now accepted as new team reps.

Junko Nukaga

Junko Nukaga lives on a small island in Japan called Ogijima with a population of 150. She works as a freelance web designer and is the director of a non-profit library.
Her contributions to the WordPress community began as co-lead organizer of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Osaka 2012, lead organizer of WordCamp Kansai 2014 and WordCamp Ogijima 2020, and a member of the organizing team for WordCamp Japan and WordCamp Asia, and a member of the organizing team at WordCamp Japan and WordCamp Asia.
She currently contributes to the WordPress project as Community Team deputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook..
She is interested in diversifying and revitalizing the WordPress community. She has been leading diversity speaker training in Japan since 2018.

Leo Gopal

Leo Gopal is a WordPress Enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been in the WordPress Ecosystem for over 14 years. Leo has been passionate about contributing to various community team efforts and projects since 2015 and has recently been more dedicated to contributing. When not contributing to WordPress, he works on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team at Codeable, a hub for highly vetted WordPress devs, helping the community of experts and clients reach success. Leo is also a passionate writer and published poet. Leo is honoured to represent the Community team in 2023 and will give his best efforts to a community that has given him so much. Learn more about Leo with a simple Google search.

Cate DeRosia

Cate DeRosia began volunteering in the WordPress community in 2012 and has worked on the teams of both local and flagship WordCamps as well as helping Big Orange Heart with marketing and communications for the first two WordFests. In 2021, she became a sponsored contributor to the Make WordPress Community team and was part of the lead trio for WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event.. Alongside her other work, she also continues to contribute to her family’s project, the HeroPress Network.

She currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA.

The 2022 team reps myself @samsuresh, @megabyterose and @harishanker are confident that with @nukaga, @leogopal, and @mysweetcate at the helm, our team is in good hands and we are excited to see all that we will accomplish in the coming year. Thank you for your leadership and dedication to our team. Here’s to a successful 2023!