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Driven Doer: Nicolette Stosur-Bassett

10.01.15 | Announcements

Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series!  This is where we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy.

This month, we are happy to introduce you Nicolette Stosur-Bassett, a hard-working Delta associate board member.

What do you do?
I’m a sustainability professional working in the energy and waste industries. I’m also a graduate student studying the materials economy and the social and economic benefits of materials reuse. More info at

What drives you and inspires you to get up in the morning?
There are so many ideas! Our world today faces many complex challenges without easy solutions. I’m constantly thinking about interdisciplinary problem-solving to address complex issues across diverse industries.

How did you first get involved with Delta?
After moving from NYC to Chicago and getting connected in Chicago’s ‘green scene,’ I discovered Delta; Delta was (and is!) the only local organization that I know of doing research that challenges the dominant waste paradigm in practice throughout Chicago and the Great Lakes region. Inspired by Delta’s mission to develop self-sustaining, market-driven solutions to some of the tough problems facing the area, I applied to be a part of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs), Delta’s associate board.

I’ve been a DEL since 2013. I have been Committee Chair of the board’s BOOST Committee for two years as well as serving as the DELs liaison to Delta’s Board of Directors.

Delta in 4 words or less:
Transform. Catalyze. Disrupt. Sustain.

Favorite place in the Great Lakes region:
Favorite place to enjoy Lake Michigan is behind the Adler Planetarium, looking out over the lake.

Learn more about what Nicolette does at