Hi, I am Jana Gallus, an Assistant Professor at UCLA. I do research on non-financial rewards and their effects on people's motivation and performance. I have a keen interest in Wikipedia, including the study of what motivates Wikipedians and how these motivations can be supported. My first project in this vein was about recognizing newcomers for their work in order to address the newbie retention issue (see this publication (CC BY 4), as well as our Edelweiss award page). (With my move to the US we had to discontinue the award scheme, but hopefully not for too long.)
I have edited in the past in the German and English language Wikipedia as Nennes (which is how my father calls me, in case you were wondering).