My name is Sydney Klinzing and my father is a Cement Mason with OPCMIA Local 599. I am a senior studying geological engineering, geology, and engineering for energy sustainability at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have conducted several research projects throughout college, one being to assess titanium dioxide output in the Madison metropolitan area and another to quantify environmental savings of recycled materials in roadways. I am currently working as an engineering intern with the City of Madison Water Utility. I inspect construction sites and perform other essential tasks within the engineering division of the water utility.

After I graduate from undergrad, I hope to pursue a masters in renewable energy and sustainability. I feel incredibly grateful and humble to be among the recipients of this year’s Patrick D Finley Scholarship award!