When and how did you get involved in STC?
I am a brand new member, and I am happy to be. I began seeking out processional organizations in communications, and STC was one of the largest and most interesting I found. I joined the STC Mentor/Mentee site and from there got in contact with President Timothy Esposito, who encouraged me to come to the October chapter meeting of STC-PMC and volunteer if I could. I am so glad I did, and after I confirmed my membership I reached out to Tim, along with Victoria Stanton, to tell him we were interested in helping out.
What are the duties of your current position with STC-PMC?
As one of the new Chairs of Publicity, I’m going to be working with this blog, the newsletter, and social media. I’m glad to be doing this work, as I have social media experience from my co-op at Drexel! It’s familiar territory for me, and it feels good to stretch those muscles again.
How has your STC membership benefited you?
In the short term, it’s been wonderful connecting with successful processionals in the area, and being involved in the Admin Council has been fun, even though it’s only been a week. I hope to learn more in the coming months, and I hope to meet more chapter members and expand my network and skill set!
What is your educational background?
I went to Drexel University and graduated Cum Laude (still proud of that!) with a B.S. in Screenwriting & Playwriting, a Minor in Film & Video, and a Certificate in Writing and Publishing. I almost had a Minor in English as well, but I didn’t get some credits approved in time, which I regret! For my Co-op at Drexel I worked at The American College as part of their digital media wing, where I was able to learn social media management and work more on scripting and editing and video production, all of which was great experience. Despite my lack of direct TechComm experience, I have skills in writing, communication, production, storytelling, and more.
How did you get started in TechComm?
You’re seeing it! I’m getting started right here, right now.