On Sunday, February 13, 2011, STC Associate Fellow Viki Maki died from complications due to ovarian cancer. Viki was the president of the Berkeley STC chapter, an author, an instructor at UC Santa Cruz Extension and Golden Gate University. A technical communicator of the first order, she attracted and inspired a new generation to the profession. She was also a community organizer in Richmond and a Green Party political activist. She traveled the world and made friends wherever she went. She was a funny, farsighted force of nature. She told me if you can’t take it with you, leave something wonderful. She built a community, and her friends will carry on her work. We will miss her.
A memorial is being planned for March 19, 2011. Anyone wanting details can go to http://www.vikimaki.com/. Donations can be made to:
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