In the Spotlight: Microbiologist Linda Robertson - "The Slime Gets Her Every Time "

You can take the woman out of the mill, but you can never remove her love for paper and slime. Just ask microbiologist and TAPPI member Linda Robertson who, after building a highly successful and thoroughly enjoyable career in the paper industry for 30 years, retired in 2006 only to return after six short months.

Linda credits the fantastic network she's built through her involvement in TAPPI as one of the driving forces behind her highly successful career, and encourages anyone – no matter at what career stage they are – to develop.  "The ability to present papers and publish, as well as meeting people all over the globe, staying in touch, and presenting papers are all beneficial when you are building a career." 

Learn more about Linda's career by reading this month's Member Spotlight.

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We look forward to seeing you in the Spotlight!