Meet Nicola: A purrfect role model from Scotland!

Xnicola is a star at! Just one look at her bio page and it is clear: Senior Supervisor, Mentoring Program Mentor, Copy Editor for WikiReviewers, Imperial WikiGuide for Community Outreach, Senior Site Guardian for Vandal Patrol and TIP Supervisor. The long list of accomplishments makes her an expert on the site and a great role model. It’s not surprising that she is also a Category Supervisor for Literature and Language. She is currently finishing a Masters Degree in the English language. If you have ever received a greeting from Xnicola on the site, you know that she is a warm and welcoming person, too! Read more to learn more about this outstanding young lady from Scotland.

What is your first name?

My first name is Nicola.

What is your occupation?

I’m currently a student at university. I’m in my final year of an M.A. in English Language.

What is your username and how did it come about?

My username is Xnicola. Nicola is my first name and I randomly added the ‘X’ as ‘Nicola’ was already taken!

Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?

I’m from Glasgow, Scotland. I guess our weather makes it special in it’s own way! It’s true what they say – it always rains! We were also once voted the friendliest city in the UK.

How did you discover

I discovered whilst researching a topic for university. I answered a few questions as a non-member and then decided to make an account and join in properly.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a cat. I am jealous of all the hours of sleep my cat gets!

What is your favorite thing to do on

My favourite thing to do is answer questions. I like teaching and passing on what knowledge I have to others. I also like helping and greeting new contributors as part of Community Outreach as I think making people feel welcome and part of a community is important!

What life accomplishments are you proud of?

I’m proud of my academic success, having an article published in a national newspaper and having traveled to many different countries.

What accomplishments on are you proud of?

I’m proud of becoming a Senior Supervisor, Senior Vandal Patrol and Imperial WikiGuide. I was also lucky enough to meet my amazing boyfriend Skullcandy88 on

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?sweethearts

My special interests include reading, theatre, shopping, watching TV, cooking, owls, Skullcandy88 and cats.

Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?italy

I would love to visit Italy as I think it looks like a really beautiful place.

What is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?

People may not know that I’m a vegetarian!

Take a look at some of Xnicola’s excellent contributions on the site:

What is the most popular book?

What are some banned books?

How do you form the past tense of regular and irregular verbs?

What are some US cities with three syllables?


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