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 create more sustainable and resilient water systems by linking research, policy, and practice through a "one water” management approach. 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.