I have been honored to serve on the STC Board of Directors as a director since 2019. In this role, I worked with the rest of the board to make strategic decisions and act tactically when required. As a director, I generally contributed to carrying on the work of the Society, while balancing long-term plans. In the budget setting process and at every meeting, I helped to execute our fiduciary responsibility and ensure the continued operation of the Society.
If you Google “Bethany Aguad” or follow me on social media, you will find everything is related to two interests:
- STC and technical communication
- Dungeons and Dragons
In my non-STC life, I produce a Dungeons and Dragons podcast, DnD RAW, with my husband and friends. At the 2018 Summit, I was surprised and thrilled when an attendee at my presentation asked me a question about what kind of characters I like to play. This reinforced what I have always believed: that the qualities and aptitudes that lead us to technical communication also make us outstanding players of tabletop role playing games.
I have worked as an Associate Technical Communicator at Wyndham Vacation Ownership for nearly two years, responsible for documentation, communication, and support. Prior to this current role, I worked at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as a Technical Marketing Writer. A graduate of UCF with a B.A. and M.A. in English- Technical Communication, I served as president of the Future Technical Communicators organization, president of the Sigma Tau Delta Zeta Xi chapter (International English Honor Society), and received the prestigious Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship for excellence in technical communication. I have managed the Society for Technical Communication local chapter’s mentoring program pairing professionals with student members for five years. I co-authored a chapter in the textbook Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices to be published on April 25 this year.