Alejandra (Alex) Ward is President of Origin Materials Canada Research, a material technology company dedicated to building a better closed-loop economy. Through novel chemistry, Origin uncovers hidden value in underutilized feedstocks like wood waste and agricultural residues. As the face of the company in Canada, Alex wears many hats in a dynamic work environment. She oversees everything from Origin’s relationships with government, academia, and industry to its public relations and product development. Alex has leveraged her technical background to map out an uncharted path and design her own professional future. With her help, Origin invents new and better materials for humanity..