Benjamin Flint, a native of Bremerton, WA, and an alumnus of the wood science and technology program, returned to his roots for a college education.
“I chose WVU because my parents are from West Virginia and I spent every summer here from the time I could remember,” he said.
After enrolling at WVU, he quickly discovered the wood science program would allow for hands-on, real-world experiences combined with strong, in-depth and theory-based learning.
According to him, the wood science courses provided him with “a strong foundation in the principles and theories” that now guide him in his career.
He currently works for Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands based out of Longview, Washington, as a forest engineer. He is primarily responsible for the layout, design, budgeting and contract administration for the construction of 30 miles of new forest road every year.