2023 Outstanding Young Professional Award

The Outstanding Young Professional Award was inaugurated in 2008 and recognizes an individual or individuals who are pursuing excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to A&WMA by serving in a leadership position. To be eligible, a candidate must be a young professional working in the environmental profession. A young professional is defined by the Association as being 35 years of age or younger.

A&WMA presents the 2023 Outstanding Young Professional Award to Lindsay Rice Salvador.

Lindsay Rice Salvador is an Environmental Compliance Specialist at Edge Engineering and Science in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining EDGE, Lindsay was an Air Quality Specialist at APTIM in Pittsburgh, PA and Mobile, AL for five years. She has over 9 years of experience in environmental compliance, specifically in federal and state reporting for various clients and industries, including Annual Waste Summaries, Air Emission Inventories, Greenhouse Gas Reporting, Toxic Release Inventory and Pollution Prevention Planning. She also has experience in managing regulatory requirements and record keeping for clients applicable to Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) and engine testing requirements under 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOOa and JJJJ, respectively. Lindsay is a part of the Compliance Liability Management (CLM) group at EDGE and manages several client’s compliance responsibilities.

Prior to working at EDGE, Lindsay was an Air Quality Specialist at APTIM where she focused on air permitting, air emission inventories, toxic release inventories and air modeling. She began her career in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Mobile, AL in 2018, where she continued working at APTIM until she was hired by EDGE in 2019. Lindsay moved to Charlotte, NC in 2021, where she currently lives with her husband and two children.

Lindsay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. While at USF, Lindsay’s research interests included societal impacts of hurricanes and natural disasters. She completed her Master Thesis on Public Perception and Response to Hurricane Sandy and presented her research at various conferences.

Lindsay has been a member of A&WMA for 9 years, serving on the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) as the Vitality Committee Chair, Vice Chair and now Chair through 2025. Lindsay also served as the Young Professional Chair for the Allegheny Mountain Section from 2015 through 2018, hosting events and fundraising for YPs. She served as the YP co-liaison for ACE 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA and helped plan the YP Technical Sessions and networking events.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and reading. 
Lindsay Salvador Headshot

Lindsay Rice Salvador

Outstanding Young Professional Award