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Bridget Gile

Engineering, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Bridget Gile is a civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate and Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. She graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Bridget aspires to create more sustainable and resilient water systems by linking research, policy and practice through a "one water” management approach. In her graduate work, she studies the role that alternative water supply strategies, including water reuse, stormwater capture and desalination, can play in shaping a sustainable, drought-resistant water supply portfolio. She finds that water powerfully illustrates the interconnectedness of social and environmental outcomes.

Before coming to Stanford, Bridget interned at the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, AKRF Water Resources in Philadelphia, and LyondellBasell in Illinois. She was also a summer research fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Virginia Tech. She received the Villanova University Presidential Scholarship and declined a Fulbright U.S. student grant in order to pursue Ph.D. studies at Stanford as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She served on the Student Leadership Council and helped launch the alumni network for ReNUWIt, an NSF Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure.