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Bethany Aguad has worked in academe, hospitality, and financial services leveraging communication skills and process improvement to solve information problems. Her experience in STC has played an integral role in her development as a technical communicator and a leader. With seven years in STC, she hopes to provide insight into the goals and expectations of young technical communicators.

She currently serves the Society on the Board of Directors and as lead of the Community Affairs Committee. In her years with STC, she been a Sigma Tau Chi honoree, received the Distinguished Service Award for Students, co-managed STC’s student outreach initiative, and represented students on the Community Affairs Committee.

Bethany has served her local chapter, STC Florida, in many positions, including Treasurer, Webmaster, and most recently, President. She has nurtured her passion for student outreach through co-managing the education committee, pairing students at the University of Central Florida (UCF) with professionals in the industry.

A graduate of UCF with a B.A. and M.A. in English—Technical Communication, Bethany has received the prestigious Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship and the Stuart Omans Award for Excellence in Technical Communication.

One of her proudest achievements was leading the STC Florida chapter through the responsibilities of hosting the 2018 Summit, while presenting on two panels during the event. She has also presented on the benefits of mentoring programs at Leadership Day at three Summits.

She currently works as a Technical Documentation Specialist at Sagent Lending Technologies where she handles the publishing process for loan servicing documentation. In her spare time, she produces a Dungeons and Dragons podcast with her husband and friends.