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Sustainable Breakfast Series: Youth in the Sustainability Movement

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Our October Sustainable Breakfast Series will feature Youth in the Sustainability Movement.

Tuesday, October 19, 8:30AM—9:30AM

For our October Sustainable Breakfast Series we are featuring a panel of emerging leaders who will share how they are approaching sustainability and climate action. The conversations will cover their journeys, the causes they are championing, and how they encourage others to get involved.

The panel consists of three young leaders: 

  • Daphne Wu, Middleton High School student and Founder of Dane County Youth Environmental Committee
  • Isabel LoDuca, University of Michigan student and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate Social Impact Intern
  • Yvett Sanchez , University of Wisconsin-Madison student and Co-President of Re-Wear It Wisco (a student organization promoting sustainable fashion)

Moderator Kalyanna (Yanna) Williams, Founder & Director of K. Williams Consulting and Dear Diary Mentoring for Black Girls will join them in conversation.

Hear about what led them to take action and the change they are effecting in our own back yards. Audience members will have an opportunity for Q & A following the presentations.


Program 8:30—9:30AM

Networking 9:30—10:00AM

Kalyanna (Yanna) Williams is from Chicago, IL and holds a Bachelors of Science in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Tuskegee University and a Masters of Science in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Although she’s from the city, Yanna loves to be out at the farm around animals as much as possible. In addition to her agricultural work, Yanna created and directs a mentoring organization called Dear Diary for Black girls in Madison, WI. Yanna’s goal is to be the voice for Black girls and womanhood. Yanna is a board member for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, the SHE-EO of K. Williams Consulting, LLC., school board member and treasurer of the Verona Area School District, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Daphne is currently a senior at Middleton High School. She founded Dane County Youth Environmental Committee her sophomore year after struggling to easily connect with other environmental leaders across Dane County. She hopes to study environmental policy and economics.

Isabel LoDuca is currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is focusing on business strategy and pursuing a minor in sustainability. On-campus she works with an impact-driven consulting club and the school’s DEI committee. Along with school, she also serves as an intern for American Family Insurance’s Insitute of Corporate and Social Impact and as the co-founder of a sustainable business organization.

Yvett Sanchez is a junior at UW Madison studying Textile and Fashion Design and pursuing certificates in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. She is involved in a few student organizations on campus including Re-Wear It Wisco, The Artisan Collective, and Student Retail Association. She is passionate about making sustainability accessible to all and incorporating it in her fashion studies. In her free time she likes to learn new languages, crochet, kayak, explore new places and meet new people.

Access Information

Online Webinar, access link available on Online Event Page and at the bottom of your confirmation email after registration.

Contact us with questions: hello@sustaindane.org


Is the ticket cost a barrier for you? Full or partial scholarships are available. Please contact lorenza@sustaindane.org to learn more.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporting members