Estefania’s education is in Chemical Engineering (Masters) and she had worked previously as a private teacher and as a salesperson. Estefania joined our Student Practicum workshops in July 2013 and completed her practicum placement as a Project Specialist at BSI Biodegradable. Her role was to research and put together a literature review of composting biochemistry for compostable materials currently used in food packaging. Estefania was also required to liaise with various manufacturers and suppliers to gather this information. Estefania found that her experience in Canada helped form her goals and prepare for a career in research.