Gretchen Sandau

Gretchen Sandau – Portland State University

“For this being my first WSRA conference, it definitely lived up to what I had heard about the conference. Attending was such a valuable and fun experience for me.  I enjoyed going to the different sessions- particularly the one about composting in multi-family complexes, attending the key note speaker at the beginning and the closing note address.  I left feeling inspired and wanting to bring what I learned into my workplace.  It was great to hear about all the different work being done throughout the state and how we at Clark County are playing our role in the greater picture of the Washington materials management picture.  It was so wonderful being there as a student too.  Everyone was so nice and welcoming, I felt like people genuinely wanted to learn more about me and to help me in my career path.  Overall it was a rewarding experience and I can only hope to attend another WSRA conference in the future.”