I am a graduate of the Professional Writing program at WPI, and have over 20 years experience in the technical communications industry. I am currently employed full-time as a Principal Technical Writer at MathWorks in Natick. I have been teaching technical and professional writing at WPI since 2000. I love technical writing because it combines two of my passions, writing and technology, and when done well, enables you to communicate complex technical information to the world. The interdisciplinary nature of technical writing is a perfect match to the WPI philosophy relating technology and science to society. When teaching, I particularly enjoy combining theory with my own “real-world” experience to give students a perspective on how professional writing differs from what they have done before. Seeing students embrace technical-writing principles and produce professional-quality documents by the end of a single term makes teaching at WPI extremely rewarding.