This story is part of H2 View’s monthly Women in Hydrogen series, created in partnership with the Women in Green Hydrogen (WiGH) network, which profiles women in the hydrogen industry. This month’s interview is with Sabina Russell, co-founder of Zen Clean Energy Solutions.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to H2 View, Sabina. Why don’t you start off by telling us a little bit about your background and how you become involved in the hydrogen sector?
I started working in the hydrogen sector in 1997 and I found my way there somewhat by luck. As a mechanical engineering student, I wanted to work in a field that in some way would help make a positive difference in the world. I started working in biomedical engineering when I graduated, but after a year developing medical devices, felt like something was missing.
After this, I got invited by some former classmates to join a ski trip with the company they had joined after graduation, Ballard Power Systems. It was on that trip that I learned about hydrogen and fuel cells, and within a month, I was working there!
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