Jihan Grettenberger

Jihan Grettenberger – Western Washington University

“It was my first WSRA conference and I am already excited to go back next year! From the start, I could sense the passion and commitment to the world of waste as people included us students in all of the talk on waste management. Food recovery, diversion, policy change, contamination, and a visit to a landfill. What more could I have asked for in a three day span? Everyone happily shared stories, answered my questions, and I even met someone else who also takes pictures of waste bins when she travels!

A huge thanks to the event organizers, sponsors, and all of the attendees who welcomed me and others into the waste management community. The conference reconfirmed my desire to work this field and left me inspired to continue my graduate work as an environmental educator.”