Rachel Houghton – fellows
For tireless devotion to STC at many levels, for her willingness to share her knowledge and take on myriad responsibilities, and for relentlessly promoting and supporting our profession in both print and digital media.
Rachel Houghton has led a versatile 19-year career as a technical communicator, which includes being a lone writer, contractor, and an employee in various industries.
She is a past Society-level Secretary for STC, past program chair of the STC Summit, competition judge, and book reviewer for the STC journal, Technical Communication. Rachel was actively involved in the STC Willamette Valley community from 1998 to 2013, holding many positions on the leadership council, including Chapter President. From 2013 to the present, Rachel has turned her talents to the STC Phoenix Chapter and is currently serving as the webmaster.
Since 1999, Rachel has also been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and STC’s unofficial photographer at many local and international STC events. Her photographs have appeared in Intercom, the Willamette Valley Chapter website and newsletter, the Phoenix Chapter website, and STC’s Notebook blog.