Bridget Flaherty

Bridget Flaherty

Bridget is in the Master of Environmental Management program concentrating in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health. Her main interests include how pollutants enter the environment and the health effects of these chemicals on both humans and ecosystems. Specifically, her Master's Project focuses on organophosphate flame retardants and how children are exposed to them in the home environment. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in risk assessments and environmental consulting.

Career Interests

Environmental Consulting, Risk Assessments, Environmental Fate, Ectoxicology

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, May 2014
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, May 2014
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 

Professional Experience

Graduate Student Intern, Cardno ChemRisk, Aliso Viejo, CA 
Assembled, reviewed, and interpreted over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles on toxicological studies, risk assessments, and pharmacokinetic modeling for multiple chemicals and products including cobalt, THC, alcohol, asbestos, and electronic tobacco cigarettes. Compiled data, created figures and tables, and performed quality control for future publications. May-August 2016
Graduate Assistant, Superfund Research Center, Duke University, Durham, NC
Worked directly with the Administrative Manager of the Center assisting with events management, website management, communication between investigators, and grant fund renewals. August 2015-May 2016
Laboratory Assistant and Greenhouse Technician, BASF, Research Triangle Park, NC, GLP Certification
Independently managed up to five individual backcrossing experiments at a time in order to incorporate specific traits into various crop plant lines and develop seeds for further research use. June 2014-July 2015
Undergraduate Researcher, Soil Science Department, Hesterberg Lab, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Assisted with characterizing and measuring trace levels of organic and inorganic substances with weathering experiments involving oxic and anoxic conditions. September 2013-January 2014

Additional Information

Co-Director, Duke University Greening Initiative (DUGI)
Collaborated with other student groups and individuals to provide support for them both financially and structurally for greening initiative events across Duke’s campus. 2016-2017
Environmental Hall Ambassador, 2016-2017
Environmental Sciences Student Ambassador, North Carolina State University
Recruited new students and provided academic and professional support for current students.  2013-2015
Member- Officer, Wolfpack Environmental Student Association (WESA), North Carolina State University
Promoted environmental stewardship among the community by holding campus wide events. 2013-2015


environmental health

Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
State / Local Government