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To give a bit of a background on myself, I am expected to graduate this fall with a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and a minor in Computer Science. During my time in college, I have learned the importance of clear, concise communication and how to work with a team. Most importantly, I have learned the value of knowing your role and where you fall into a system or workplace.
While I do not necessarily have workplace experience that would transfer over to the skills needed to be a Watcher (unless properly cleaning and sanitizing gym equipment counts), what I lack in traditional experience I make up for in Doodle experience. Since joining Doodles five days after mint, I immediately knew this project was different. Previously in web3, I have left projects that were seeing extreme levels of success simply due to how the community behavior began to evolve. Projects I once loved and felt an intense sense of pride in and belonging to started to take a negative turn, and it was something I just could not be a part of. The difference with Doodles lies in the undeniable joy they foster and create simply by looking at them. At that point, I knew I had found my community. Since diving headfirst into the Doodles community, I have made some truly incredible friends and done my best to do what I consider as equally important as having a good founder, which is being a good community member. Personally, being a good community member means being active however I can. If this means making self-proclaimed mid memes just so my fellow holders could see more Doodles on their timeline, or hosting Twitter spaces, or even just being on the timeline constantly welcoming new holders, I want to do it all!
In addition to trying to represent the core belief of Doodles within the community, I have done my absolute best to extend that beyond our OG and Doodles 2 holders. I firmly believe that NFTs suffer from tribalism and believe that there can only be one successful project. I have continued to build and maintain relationships with the broader web3/NFT community, which I hold great pride in. Continuing that note, another accomplishment I take great pride in is building a great relationship with the Floor team. I know they are building what will be the center of web3. To reiterate my previous point of being an active participant within communities, I saw they did not have a reoccurring Twitter space, so I started one! I am currently going on week 33 of a weekly Twitter space for their community, and it is something I am so thankful for and proud of.
Why am I running for Doodle Watch?
I am running for the Doodle Watch, most importantly, to put the council in the best position possible to accomplish what they do so greatly as individuals and as a collective. Beyond allowing the council to do what they do best, which is cook, I want to relay directly to the council community what the sentiment is within the community and what we can do as a collective to continue or improve that feeling. My hope is that with the community council, we will see Doodle holders unlock their untapped potential and in turn, have a newfound confidence to submit proposals of their own. When the council succeeds with this, they will be extremely busy with proposals, and I hope to be able to take that load off by essentially being a secretary to the council. In short, I aspire to continue to have my finger directly on the pulse of the community and know how they are feeling.
Other than supporting the council in any way I can, I hope to continue to be a friendly face within our community, welcome new OG/Doodles 2 holders, and keep pushing the enthusiasm and joy found in Doodles outside of our slice of web3. As I have previously stated, I am beyond proud to be a Doodle and genuinely love this community more than I can describe. I want to spread the joy and pride that comes with being a Doodle to the broader web3 space and world.
All of this being said, I truly feel like I have found my forever home within web3, and I cannot be more thankful it ended up being Doodles. To the entire team, council, and community that make this place so special, I thank you. To serve on the Doodle Watch would genuinely be an honor, but regardless of the outcome, I will continue to do two things:
Spread joy and defend the doods🛡️.