Organizing Committee

Dr. Huiling Ding – TCA Faculty Adviser

Dr DingDr. 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.

Summer Walls – President

DSC09904_2Summer started the MS Technical Communication to catalyze a user experience career in wayfinding or software. Her professional background began in book publishing, journalism, and all things editorial. She aims to combine her editing expertise with specialization in user-centered design, information architecture, and systems thinking.

Ayana Sadler – Vice President/Social Media Specialist

AyanaAyana works at IQVIA as a Marketing Intern for Employer Branding. Ayana supports her team by branding the characteristics that give IQVIA personality, esteem, and distinction from other competitors through web development, social media engagement, and internal and external messaging. Ayana is also in her last semester as a student at NC State University, securing her MS in Technical Communication. Upon graduation, she’s open to leveraging her skills in supporting a leading CRO, healthcare, or tech firm in developing effective MarCom strategies for organizational success.

Kelia Ray – Graduate Student Association Representative

SpeedconKelia is a graduate student at North Carolina State University. She serves as the Graduate Student Association Representative of the Technical Communication Association. She is an influential Health Information Manager (HIM) proficient in medical billing & coding application and instruction. She is an active participant in community activities, adult education theory, and the advancement of EHR towards evolving AI ontologies.


Chenxing Xie – Event CoordinatorImage-min

Chenxing is a graduate student in Technical Communication program at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include technical and professional communication, health communication, digital rhetoric, and corpus-based discourse analysis.

Catherine Airey – Secretary/Social Media Specialist

IMG_5519 (2)Catherine is a second-year graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in Technical Communication at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include the transition of science communication from research paper to social media as well as user experience. She currently works for the NC State Office of Information Technology as the PR/Social Media Intern. Upon graduation, Catherine hopes to enter the science communication field.

Kristin Robinett– Treasurer/Social Media Support

HeadshotKristin is a graduate student at North Carolina State University studying Technical Communication. Her academic interests include user experience, science communication, instructional design, and the intersection of cognitive science and technical communication. She currently works as a student technical writer for the IT Engineering Service Desk at NC State.