Bridget Flynn

Regional Network: 
National Fellows
Class Year: 
2015
Position: 
Sustainability Manager
Organization: 
Oberlin College
Location: 
Oberlin, OH

Bridget manages full-spectrum programs and services to advance sustainability, carbon neutrality, and resilience. Her specialties are community engagement, program administration, and behavior change. She oversees student sustainability internships, research in psychology and environmental studies, advances policy and conducts reporting.

Bridget has served as an appointed member and co-chair of the Resource Conservation Recovery Commission at the City of Oberlin overseeing the adoption of the City’s zero waste plan and implemention of new city-wide waste and recycling collection process and policy. Bridget has worked on the College and City Climate Action Plans. Additionally, Ms. Flynn spearheaded the creation of a Complete Streets resolution adopted by City Council to increase safe access to streets for all users of all modalities. Previously, Bridget worked at Nordex, an international wind-energy company in Chicago and prior to that was the Sustainability and the First Year Experience Coordinator at Indiana University Office of Sustainability. During college, Bridget was a residence hall tour guide and volunteered with an amazing, sustainable food pantry, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. She also co-ran Indy Vegans, a vegan community group in Bloomington and Indianapolis, that published an educational website and hosted events.

Bridget graduated with distinction from Indiana University with majors in Environmental Ethics and Religious Studies with a minor in Sociology. Currently, she is enrolled in the Masters of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change program at Case Western Reserve University.

Bridget speaks nationally on sustainability and veganism, is a figure bodybuilder, loves to travel and hike, and enjoys riding bikes with and without motors.