Aldea was born and raised in Northern British Columbia. For the last 35 years, she has been working with many northern Indigenous communities in various roles including non-profit positions within the family support sector, educational facilities and social services. For the last 15 years she has held positions in the mining industry in Northern BC and the Yukon, both in Human Resources and Community Relations
Her mining career has brought many highlights, notably when she was presented with the Yukon Chamber of Mines Community Award in 2013 for her workshop development and community presentations on “Working in the Mining Industry”.
Aldea joined Pretium Resources Inc. in 2015 as Human Resources Coordinator. She was promoted to Human Resources Manager and later to her current role as Community Relations Manager. Aldea is based out of the Smithers office and supports Pretium’s commitment to engage with northern BC communities in the region of the Brucejack Mine.
Together with managers in human resources, operations, permitting, and communications, Aldea aims to develop and deliver programs and initiatives in line with Pretium’s social responsibility goals. Her focus is to identify employment challenges and develop strategies to assist in overcoming barriers such as working in a rotational job away from home.
Aldea is committed to promoting Pretium’s goals of fostering positive relationships with neighbouring local and Indigenous communities and supporting local access to economic opportunities related to the development and operation of the Brucejack Mine.