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Annual STC-FTC Joint Meeting on 2/23

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Join us tomorrow, February 23, at 6:30 pm EST for the joint STC-FTC meeting.

Alongside our mentoring program, the Future Technical Communicators (FTC) club at UCF and the Florida Chapter of The Society of Technical Communication (STC FL) collaborates on a yearly meeting that is hosted by the university. We take special care in choosing a topic that is accessible to Technical Communicators of all experience levels, especially to those who are students and early-career professionals. This year, our topic is on Young Tech Comm Professionals which will be supplemented by testimonies from UCF English/Tech Comm alumni.

This meeting is virtual and free for all. We encourage students and new professionals alike to attend and gain valuable career advice.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our RSVP form at your earliest convenience. You will receive the Zoom link before the event begins via email.


We are planning the following agenda for the event:

  • 6:30 pm – Networking
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome, announcements, and introduction of panelists
  • 7:30pm – Moderated Q&A with attendees
  • 8:30pm – Closing
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Bethany Aguad
STC Florida Chapter President


Meet the Panelists

Shannon Maharajh is a Lockheed Martin technical writer/editor within the technical publications department at the Training and Logistics Solutions facility. Shannon works to ensure that every document produced is clear, coherent and presented with structure. Before her full-time position, Shannon interned through the College Work Experience Program (CWEP) at the University of Central Florida for one year and eight months while pursuing a major in technical communication and minors in emergency management and national security. Shannon is adept with military standards, Department of Defense writing styles, and emergency management communication.

Cora Heisler loves tech writing because it allows effective communication across all and any boundaries. She loves to see collaboration turn into usable pieces of information. Cora is passionate about creating usable technical content and knowledge in document design, client contract negotiations, data entry, and technical and layman’s documentation.

James Yunik is a technical writer/editor at Lockheed Martin, where he has served as a contractor for 18 months and as an employee since November 2022. Within his role, he mainly works on documentation--typically user manuals and guides--for projects with military applications. James graduated from UCF in December 2020 with a BA in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in Technical Communication. He also earned an AS in Information Technology from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2006.

Julia Southwick currently works at JHT, Inc as a technical writer. In her time with the STC Florida chapter, Julia has served as the chair of the communication committee, editor of Memo to Members, co-chair of the 2021-2022 chapter mentoring program, and is the chapter VP. Julia is a graduate of UCF’s technical communication program class of 2019.

As the editor of STC Florida's Memo to Members (MtM), Julia has recently published an article series on personality types and tech comm. She is interested in how personality types and tech comm intersect. Julia also started a series of STC Membership Spotlights which are “getting to know you” posts in a similar style to meet the new editor.
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