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

Human Health Risk Assessment, Consumer Product Safety, Environmental Health and Chemical Policy

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham NC
Concentration in Environmental Health
Cooperative College 3-2 Accelerated Masters Program Participant
Master’s Project: The effects of indoor air filtration on peak expiratory flow (PEF) in asthmatic children in Shanghai China
Relevant Courses: Advanced Organic Chemistry, Exposure Analysis, Air Quality Management/Health, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, May 2017
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Duke University, Durham NC
Major: Environmental Sciences

Professional Experience

Global Report Intern, World Health Organization (WHO) Prevention of Noncommunicable Disease Department, Geneva, Switzerland
Contributed to the production and finalization of two WHO reports. Independently managed the logistics for the launch of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, achieving high attendance and media coverage. Enlisted communication and organizational skills in the development of research documents and update of contact system. Summer 2017
Project Manager, Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI), Durham, NC
Managed an interdisciplinary consulting team of 10 Duke Graduate and Professional Students developing a marketing and funding strategy for LiveGlobally. Fall 2017
Science Communication Assistant, Duke University Superfund Research Center, Durham, NC
Developed new communication platforms and reached hundreds through the piloting of quarterly newsletter and generation of informational documents, fact sheets, blogs, and other social media campaigns. 2016-2017
Sustainable Development Intern, Nabwabini Environmental Health Care Intervention Programme, Mumias, Kenya
Conducted and co-authored a community livelihood and energy needs assessment to assist with future project implementation and facilitate grant applications. Collaborated with and trained NEHCIP staff and community members in survey creation, enumeration, and report writing. Summer 2016
Community Outreach Intern, Clean Air Carolina, Charlotte, NC
Performed community outreach to schools, medical offices, and NC politicians to educate on the health effects of air pollution. Summer 2014 

Additional Information

Club Involvement: Duke Conservation Society (Secretary), Duke African Environment Initiative (Treasurer), Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research (Funding Committee member)

Teaching Assistant Positions: Statistics (Fall 2017) Utilized proficiency with R software to evaluate lab performance. Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment (Spring 2018)

Applications: R, Epi Suite, Wordpress, JMP, MailChimp, MS Office

Professional Training Courses
•    “Environmental Exposure and Risk Assessment for Formulated Consumer Products” by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2016)
•    “Assessing Exposure to Chemicals in Consumer Products for Alternatives Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, and High-throughput Risk Screening” by the International Society of Exposure Science (2017)

Honors: Environment, Energy, and Economics Fellow with the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance, Wallace Wade Scholarship Recipient 2016-2017, Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015), ACC Academic Honor Roll 2014-2015
NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track and Field at Duke University
Balanced 20+ hours a week of training with a full academic course load.


environmental health
project management
public health

Graduation Date

May 2018

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