Meet the Watty Awards Judges for 2020
Ever wondered who chooses Wattpad's award winners? Here are a few of the judges behind this year's Wattys...
Content Strategy Manager, Wattpad Studios
Alessandra works with the Wattpad Studios team to find content for development into TV, movies, and other media. She enjoys books with fresh perspectives, unique characters, and good twists.
WP Profile: @Alessandra
Copyright Team Lead, Trust & Safety
Amy helps educate Wattpad authors on copyright law. She has been a Wattpad user since 2011 and likes writing YA Fantasy.
WP Profile: @AmySousa
Senior Editorial Specialist, Wattpad Paid Stories
Genre Specialty: Historical Romance
Amanda works on both editing and acquiring new material for Wattpad Paid Stories. She loves good fanfiction tropes, epic fantasy, cowboys, and regency romance.
WP Profile: @AmandaTFerreira
Editorial Associate, Wattpad Paid Stories
Genre Specialty: LGBTQ+
Carmen coaches writers and helps discover new content for Wattpad's Paid Stories program. Some of her favorite genres include literary fiction, sci-fi, YA, paranormal, and horror.
WP Profile: @CarmenandStories
Head of Asia, Wattpad Studios
Dexter oversees the development and expansion of Wattpad Studios in Asian markets.
WP Profile: @Dexter-Ong
Job/Qualifications: Product Manager, Content Discovery
Dottie works with data to discover new stories for the Wattpad audience. Her Wattpad reading list includes urban fantasy, sci-fi, and romance stories.
WP Profile: @Dottie
User Experience Researcher, Wattpad
Elena works with Wattpad writers and readers to make the user experience better.
WP Profile: @ElenaDjo
Product Designer, Wattpad
Jess helps design the user interface of Wattpad.
WP Profile: @Jess-_-Lee
Editorial Manager, Wattpad
Genre Specialties: Mystery & Thrillers
Leah helps Wattpad authors develop more polished stories. She loves clever twists, complex characters, and snappy dialogue.
WP Profile: @Leah
Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, YA, & Litfic
Monica likes character-driven stories and "prickly protagonists". Before joining the Wattpad team, she was an agent representing authors in sci-fi, fantasy, YA, and literary fiction.
WP Profile: @Monica-Pacheco
Senior Community Engagement Specialist
Patryce helps develop connections between Paid Story authors and their readers.
WP Profile: @PatryceB
Talent Operations Specialist
Robyn helps new authors with legal questions and issues in regards to Wattpad studios.
WP Profile: @RobynReneee
Senior Account Specialist, Brand Partnerships & 2015 Watty Winner
Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Tim develops partnerships between authors and brands for Wattpad. He is a Wattpad Star and won his own Watty award for his book, Cataindar: The Discovery, in 2015. He also hosts his of Wattpad podcast called Tim's World of Wattpad.
WP Profile: @Tim
Story Marketing Manager
Genre Specialties: Paranormal
Tim promoted projects at HBO for 8 years before joining the Wattpad team last year. He now applies those skills toward discovering and promoting stories on the platform. He's a self-proclaimed fan of werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and all things spooky.
WP Profile: @ReadingReyes
Content Development Manager, Wattpad Stars
Genre Specialties: Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Tom works to develop education and coaching materials for Wattpad Stars. He enjoys reading many genres, but is especially fond of fantasy, sci-fi, and regency romance.
WP Profile: @TDMcGee
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