Like everything else this year, we are holding our elections online. In previous years, we had elections at our holiday party in December when attendees cast their vote in person. These are unprecedented times, but good things can still happen. The online election offers each of you the opportunity to participate this year from the comfort of your home. We hope you will take this opportunity to read our candidate bios and vote.
Link to the election ballot: https://forms.gle/n8XE7aW4C9xcu8jx9
Zohra Mutabanna - President
I am Zohra Mutabanna running for President of the North Texas Lone Star Chapter for the year 2021. I currently work as a Senior Documentation Specialist for a private company in the DFW area.
I joined STC as a student member almost 19 years ago. I volunteered to manage the membership list that I had to manually update back in the day each month. But that opportunity revealed to me the fascinating field of technical communications through the members I got to know. Ever since then, I have come back to STC in many volunteer roles, and I am grateful for each one of them.
In recent years, as a member of the North Texas Lone Star chapter, I have served as the treasurer, social media chair, and first vice president. I have found friends and mentors in this tribe of mine, and I am honored to serve our STC community in the coming year.
Outside of my profession, I am an avid runner with a few half marathons under my belt. I aspire to run a full marathon someday in the future. I am thankful to my personal and professional family for all your support and encouragement. Looking forward to a brighter 2021.
Faith Peralta - First Vice President
Hi, I’m Faith Peralta! I’m a Technical Writer at a software technology company in the healthcare industry. I’ve been a tech writer for almost six years. Thus, my journey into tech comm was round about. However, once I started on this tech writing path, I felt I’d finally found my career!
I graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in English from the University of North Texas and have worked in some form of health care ever since. I’ve been an STC (Society for Technical Communication) member for two years. Additionally, I joined my local Lone Star chapter and have met some wonderful people in the tech comm industry!
In my personal life, I love to cook! I like challenging myself to make new dishes! I’m also a portrait photographer. I love telling stories through art.
Addison Kliewer - Second Vice President
Hi, I’m Addison, and I currently work as software technical writer for a pest control company called PestRoutes. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, video games, and visiting beautiful places in nature and local history museums.
Jennifer Prior Schledorn - Secretary
Dear STC North Texas Lone Star members and friends,
I am Jennifer Prior Schledorn running for Secretary of the North Texas Lone Star Chapter for the year 2021. I currently work as a Senior Technical Writer for an international telecommunications company in the DFW area. I have served as the chapter secretary since 2018. I again look forward to serving and expanding our STC community in the coming year. Outside of my profession, I enjoy classic movies, interior design, cooking, investing, and photography.
As a first-generation American, I aspire to compile a collection of short stories, based on my parents' experiences prior to coming to America. I am thankful for the opportunities that STC has afforded me, both professionally as well as personally. I look forward to shining the technical communicator's light into the next year.
With best regards.
Lacey Corbin - Treasurer
Lacey Corbin is the Lead Technical Writer at TransNation Translations in Dallas, TX, and has a bachelor's degree in English from Texas Woman’s University and a master's degree in Technical Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has been a member of the North Texas Lone Star Chapter of STC since 2014 and has held various positions such as board member, Hospitality Chair, Vice President, and even President in 2019.
I'm running for the position of Treasurer. I've served in positions of leadership with STC and know how essential the role of treasurer is for the community. I enjoy learning the ins and outs of a process, product, and organization as all tech writers must, and that's why the role of Treasurer appeals to me. I would be honored to serve in this capacity with the guidance of the incredible women who have served before me.