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Cristina B. Aviles '01

Cristina graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Letter of Specialization in Professional Writing and Technical Communication (PWTC). After graduation Cristina joined Eze Castle Software (ECS), a financial software company located in Boston. She was what some call a "lone technical writer," in that she was the only professional writer at ECS at the time. Over the next three and a half years Cristina grew the technical writing team, hiring a second PWTC graduate and developing a strong base of written material supporting the entire ECS product line. In December 2004 Cristina was asked to work on a new initiative at the company, the ECS Training Program. Cristina now works as the Training Manager, designing and directing a training curriculum focused on developing programs that enhance employee job and career growth. In addition to her work in writing and training, Cristina is the chair of an internal committee created to provide employees with the opportunity to influence their work environment and culture. The committee works on a variety of projects from community-building activities like corporate events and potluck lunches to employee proposals for the annual management off-site event. Cristina continues to pursue creative writing on the side and plans to continue to develop her skills in the training industry.