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YP Newsletter Highlight: 2019 Badger Chapter Scholarship Recipients


Savanna Haygood

Daughter of Jill Martens


Savanna is studying Water Resources with minors in Conservation Biology and Biology. Through her coursework at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she continues to collect knowledge on sustainable science that can be implemented to improve solid waste management. Her main area of study encompasses water resources including hydrology of storm sewers, waste water treatment tactics, and other environmentally influential topics.




Violet Anderson

Daughter of Chris Anderson

Violet Anderson graduated from Green Bay East High School last June and she is attending Lake Forest College in Illinois. Throughout high school, Violet participated in numerous extracurricular activities including the varsity swim team, student council, the school newspaper, and National Honors Society. She also dedicated herself to serving the community, volunteering for more than 100 hours with various organizations. Violet will be swimming for the Foresters this fall. She is interested in science and math, but is undecided on a major.


Adam Gorski

Student Member


Adam is a student member of the Badger Chapter and an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Much of his interest in sustainability and solid waste began with an Eagle Scout project as Outagamie County transitioned to single stream recycling and a local nature center needed to educate the public. While working alongside Tri-County Recycling, Adam created a new recycling center at the nature center that included new bins, signs, and literature to educate the public of the new regulations. Adam’s interests include running marathons, classic vehicle restoration, and backpacking.


Carlee Doverspike

Daughter of Chad Doverspike


Carlee graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in Spring of 2019. Throughout high school, she was very involved in extracurriculars such as Student Council, Girls Golf Team, and Band. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.



Jana Suriano

Student Member


Jana is a non-traditional student originally from Northeast Wisconsin who came to study at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point out of the workforce. She had been out-of-state for schooling and working at an environmental nonprofit, and returned to Wisconsin to work in field research of environmental microbiology and water quality issues. Professionals in the field recommended UWSP and she enrolled with the intent of studying soils, but ended up in the Waste Management major offered by the College of Natural Resources. Jana has always been interested in responsible use of resources, recycling, and environmental protection, and how we manage our waste brings together all of those things. Her internship with Marathon County’s Solid Waste Department has been a great learning opportunity and she is excited to continue her studies and role as Vice President of UWSP’s Waste Management Society with new knowledge and ideas.


Connor Acker

Student Member


Connor is a second-year master’s student in the geological engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his undergraduate studies. As an undergraduate, he assisted with the research of gaseous emissions at the Dane County Sanitary Landfill. For his master’s degree, he is continuing similar research at other landfills under Professor James Tinjum. He has been a member of the Wisconsin Badger Chapter of SWANA since April 2018.

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