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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...


Alessandra Ferreri

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.


Interview: https://soundcloud.com/wattys2020/meet-the-judges-alessandra

Twitter: @Heartbreak_Pie

WP Profile: @Alessandra



Amy Sousa

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.


Twitter: @AmySousa

WP Profile: @AmySousa



Amanda Ferreira

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.


Twitter: @AmandaTFerreira

WP Profile: @AmandaTFerreira



Carmen Ho

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.


Twitter: @CarmenandCoffee

WP Profile: @CarmenandStories



Dexter Ong

Head of Asia, Wattpad Studios


Dexter oversees the development and expansion of Wattpad Studios in Asian markets.


WP Profile: @Dexter-Ong



Dottie Omino

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.


Twitter: @DottieOmino

WP Profile: @Dottie



Elena Djordjic

User Experience Researcher, Wattpad


Elena works with Wattpad writers and readers to make the user experience better.


WP Profile: @ElenaDjo



Jess Lee

Product Designer, Wattpad


Jess helps design the user interface of Wattpad.


WP Profile: @Jess-_-Lee



Leah Ruehlicke

Editorial Manager, Wattpad


Genre Specialties: Mystery & Thrillers


Leah helps Wattpad authors develop more polished stories. She loves clever twists, complex characters, and snappy dialogue.


Interview: https://soundcloud.com/wattys2020/meet-the-judges-leah

Twitter: @LeahRuehlicke

WP Profile: @Leah



Monica Pacheco

Talent Manager


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.


Twitter: @MonicaPacheco

WP Profile: @Monica-Pacheco



Patryce Bowling

Senior Community Engagement Specialist


Patryce helps develop connections between Paid Story authors and their readers.


Interview: https://soundcloud.com/wattys2020/meet-the-judges-patryce

Twitter: @BPatryce

WP Profile: @PatryceB



Robyn Cole

Talent Operations Specialist


Robyn helps new authors with legal questions and issues in regards to Wattpad studios.


WP Profile: @RobynReneee



Tim Johnson

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.


Twitter: @TEJJohnson

WP Profile: @Tim



Tim Reyes

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



Tom McGee

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.


Interview: https://soundcloud.com/wattys2020/meet-the-judges-tom

Twitter: @McGeeTD

WP Profile: @TDMcGee




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