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Kristyn Oldendorf

Service Line Lead for Waste and Resource Recovery, NA

Kristyn is the Service Line Leader for Waste and Resource Recovery. Kristyn specialises in sustainability and waste diversion projects and programs, policy, research, and strategic planning. Over the past 15 years, Kristyn has worked with multi-disciplinary teams to implement small and large waste diversion projects and studies.

Prior to joining Anthesis, Kristyn led the Office of Waste Diversion for Baltimore City, where she planned and implemented new waste and resource recovery programs in coordination with a range of public and private stakeholders. A few of these projects include the citywide distribution of trash and recycling carts, a food waste reduction program, and drafting the City’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and the City’s “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” operating plan.

Kristyn’s work in the solid waste sector began with setting up community recycling programs in rural Honduras during her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She has also volunteered on USAID-sponsored waste policy projects in Tanzania. Kristyn received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Currently, Kristyn serves as President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) which represents nearly 400 public and private sector members.