Laura Veldman attended the first Louisville Sustainability Summit in 2014, and became a member of the original Community Engagement Action Team. Over the following two years Laura was a committed LSC volunteer, co-founding Green Drinks Louisville and assisting the event committee to plan the 2015 and 2016 Sustainability Summits. She is passionate about environmental stewardship and empowering community members to individually and collectively support environmental initiatives and development. Laura is employed by QRS Recycling as a Sustainability Manager and Procurement Representative, working closely with clients to maximize the recovery of recyclable materials. She is highly involved in the innovative Wet-Dry Recycling program in downtown Louisville and helped expand the service for Special Events in Louisville. Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.