Bridget Gile, from Morris, Illinois, is pursuing a PhD in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Bridget aspires to solve critical water resources challenges and become director of the US Environmental Protection Agency Water Infrastructure Division. She interned at the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, at AKRF Water Resources in Philadelphia, and at LyondellBasell in Illinois; and was a research fellow at the National Science Foundation’s REU programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Virginia Tech. At Villanova, she was vice president of the Villanova Environmental Group, and president of Peers Enhancing Educational Resources for Students, a tutoring and mentoring program. She received the Villanova University Presidential Scholarship, and was an Illinois State finalist for the DAR Good Citizens Award.