A story by Donna Cassese from 1970s-2017
Donna Cassese describes her profession, from working as a Forester to being in charge of a paper mill. She focuses on the Research and Development being done in 2017 to expand the uses of wood, including making medical supplies, molds for purses, and soccer balls.
Donna Cassese is the Managing Director of Wood Resource Strategy for Sappi. She graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a degree in Forestry, and was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper in 1977. Donna has worked for the company (now Sappi) for 40 years in diverse roles including forestry, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and human resources.