Gina Daniel

Gina Daniel

Gina Daniel is a first year Master of Environmental Management student at the Nicholas School with a concentration in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health.  She is lucky enough to be a “double Dukie.”  As a Duke undergrad, she was a Stanback Intern at Clean Air Carolina in Charlotte, NC, and she worked for the Nabwabini Environmental Health Care Intervention Programme in Mumias, Kenya, through DukeEngage.  Gina was also a member of the Duke cross country and track teams. These experiences, along with her coursework, inspired her to pursue her master’s by participating in the Cooperative College 3-2 Program offered by Duke and the Nicholas School.   Gina is currently work with the Duke Superfund in the Research Translation Core as the Science Communication Assistant. She is interested in research translation and science communication as well as risk assessments. Outside of class, Gina is involved with the Duke graduate student consulting group DISI.  She loves working with graduate students from all over Duke on projects for local Durham NGOs. She is excited to show you around Environment Hall and share more about Duke and the Nicholas School.

Career Interests

Risk Assessment and Communication, Environmental Health and Chemical Policy

Employment Sought:


Duke University, Durham, NC
Master of Environmental Management: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (May 2018)
Nicholas School of the Environment Cooperative College 3-2 Program
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science   GPA: 3.85/4.00 (May 2017)
Duke Global Education, Biogeography of Australia. (June-July 2015)


Professional Experience

Science Communication Assistant, Duke University Superfund Research Center (SRC), Durham, NC
Enhance community and university outreach through development of new communication platforms and assisting with preparations for engagement events. Responsible for the creation of informational documents, newsletters, blogs, and other social media campaigns. (September 2016-Present)
DukeEngage Intern, Nabwabini Environmental Health Care Intervention Programme (NEHCIP), Mumias, Kenya 
Trained in work plan development, budget management, grant writing, and project management by the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD). Collaborated with NEHCIP staff, FSD staff, and community members to create a project that was sustainable and community driven. Developed and co-authored a community livelihood and energy needs assessment to assist future project planning and implementation and facilitate grant applications. (Summer 2016)
Stanback Summer Intern, Clean Air Carolina, Charlotte, NC 
Authored letters to the editor, opinion editorials, policy statements, and educational materials to promote public awareness of air quality issues, including the Clean Power Plan. Researched and collected preliminary data for US EPA Grant. Collaborated wtih staff on promotional videos, marketing materials, and website management. Contacted and met with NC legislators throughout the 2014 Summer session. (May-July 2014)

Additional Information

DISI (Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators) 
Part of an interdisciplinary team of Duke Graduate Students developing a survey and marketing strategy for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  (September 2016-Present)

African Environment Initiative (AEI) 
Member of executive board (September 2016-Present)

NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track and Field 
Balanced 20+ hours a week of training with a full academic course load. Collaborated with teammates, coaches, and staff to develop and achieve goals. (August 2013-May 2016)

WISER (Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research)
Member of fundraising committee. (September 2015-May 2016)
Sea Turtle Volunteer, Coastal Wildlife Club,Manasota Key, FL 
Identified, documented, and protected sea turtle nests in Stump Pass Beach State Park. (May-June 2015)

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Completed the Environmental Exposure and Risk Assessment for Formulated Consumer Products professional training course offered by SETAC at the 2016 World Conference.


environmental health
project management
public health

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Federal Government