Organizing Committee

Dr. Huiling Ding – Faculty Adviser

Dr. Huiling Ding is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Director of the MS program in Technical Communication at NC State University. Her scholarly interests include health communication, intercultural technical communication, risk communication, grant writing, and workplace communication. Her current research examines the interaction between artificial intelligence, technical communication, and culture.

Sayee Jadhav – President

I am an experienced technical writer from India and have developed and delivered technical content for top-tier tech. companies, structured content for maximum impact, and managed multiple projects in fast-paced environments. I decided to take a break from active employment and extend my learning. My research interest lies in content strategy, usability, and offering an overall seamless user experience across all digital channels. Outside of work and academics, you’ll find me talking about traveling, photography, books, and food in that order.

Allison Fisk – Vice President

My B.S. in Biology kick-started my love of science and technical communication. I volunteered in a microbial ecology lab in undergrad and then became a lab tech after graduating. I loved the material and wanted the tools to tell other people about the beautiful world of science. Low-and-behold, there’s a program that teaches technical communication at NCSU! When I’m not interning at NC Sea Grant or volunteering at my church, I can be found hiking, working in my greenhouse, or reading.

Elizabeth Knowles – Secretary

While earning my B.S. in environmental engineering, I found myself constantly distracted by the way the readings and professors in different classes talked about scientific issues. Then I found out there was a Masters program that would let me study that directly. My academic interests center around environmental communication, with particular interest in environmental rhetoric, environmental policy, and usability studies. When not reading papers, writing papers, or grading papers I enjoy working in my native pollinator garden and learning guitar.

Olivia Payne – Treasurer

My research interests surround information architecture and accessibility in web and software design. I currently work for the Office of Information Technology at NCSU with Security and Compliance as a Technical Writing Intern. I plan on working with the officer team to create some fun events for students while following local social distancing guidelines for COVID-19.

Adrienne Nip – Social Media Specialist

Hi there! I am a first-year graduate student at NC State studying technical communication. In the field of tech comm, I’m most interested in usability research, intercultural communication, and advocating for text that is accessible and user-focused. This year, I’m excited to help promote TCA events to a wider audience through social media! When not in class, I like to read, bullet journal, and send hand-written letters to my friends.