A UNBC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student is shifting her gaze to the forestry sector.
Lindsay Albers was one of 10 students in Canada to receive the Greenest Workforce Green Dream scholarship. The 21-year-old spent the summer working as part of the bioproducts and energy team at the West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp operation thanks to the scholarship.
“I was set on becoming a doctor,” says Albers. “However, I realized that my calling was elsewhere within the sciences.”
Albers got experience working in the office, field and laboratory. She also worked across West Fraser’s divisions, assisting with recovering lignin by extracting it from the pulping process.
She says forestry is one of the most sustainable industries, adding she is excited about new technologies being developed within the sector.
In 2013, the Forest Products Association of Canada created the Greenest Workforce website to highlight career opportunities in the forestry sector.