A native of Caraquet, Albert earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in management in 1991. She then went on to teach English in Japan for seven years. Coming from a family that worked in the fishing industry, she knew early on that she wanted to work as an exporter in the fisheries sector. When she returned from Japan, she was hired by a Halifax-based Japanese company that specialized in the export of sea urchins. She worked there for two years.

She then founded her own frozen fish export company, LA Trading Co. Inc. She exported various species of fish to Asia, Europe, the United States, and a number of other locations. In 2009, she opened a food truck, LA Homard Mobile, where the main goal was to showcase local lobster. Also in 2009, she established another company, LA Pince Rouge Inc., which purchases lobster from fishermen and processes it. In March 2014, she purchased two plants on the Magdalen Islands, which allowed 400 employees to keep their jobs.