Brenda Haitema

Brenda Haitema

Degree: B.S. Polymer Color Chemistry ‘09

Hometown: Wilson, NC

Current City: Hong Kong

Profession: Head of Asia Operations & Sales, First Mile

Council Position: TBD

How did the Wilson College of Textiles prepare you for your career?

My PCC degree taught me how to think critically and systematically approach a problem which has served me well. Furthermore, I’m now working in the recycling industry which is all about polymers!

What does it mean to be a member of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council?

As I’ve grown in my professional life, I appreciate more and more how well Wilson College of Textiles prepared me for a career in textiles. As part of that appreciation I’d like to give back to the college and it’s current and future students. The DYALC allows me to do that directly and to create an impact on how to keep preparing students efficiently for a successful career in textiles.

What do you see in the future for the Wilson College of Textiles?

I see the Wilson College of Textiles continuing to prepare students to successfully enter the textile industry – whether in science, design or management. I’d love to see Wilson College increase it’s global presence by partnerships with other textile programs across the world.