Valerie Ekelund has been with ASET since 2011. She joined as a student while attending SAIT, upgraded to a C.E.T. in 2013, and achieved her P.Tech.(Geo.) status in 2021.
She has five years as a volunteer within the technology profession. She’s served as a member of SAIT’s Academic Advisory Board for the environmental technology program since 2017. In that role, Valerie meets regularly with the group to consider the industry relevance of the program’s curriculum, to ensure the skills and technologies the students learn will be applicable in the workforce.
Valerie works as a senior project manager within the environmental due diligence and remediation team at Pinchin Ltd. At Pinchin, her role involves designing environmental site investigations. As part of these investigations, she interprets geological, hydrogeological, and chemical data for soil, groundwater, and soil vapour samples, to evaluate proper receptor exposure, and management or remediation options.
As a member of the board, Valerie would like to support the growth and expansion of various foundation initiatives. This includes the promotion of diversity in engineering and technology in Alberta.