Bridget Flynn


  • BA (cum laude), environmental ethics and religious studies, Indiana University, 2011
  • MS, positive organization development and change, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2020


Bridget Flynn joined the Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) in July 2012. She interacts with the administration, faculty, staff, students, and wider communities to focus attention on ways to maximize the environmental performance, social equity, and economic viability of Oberlin College.

She is instrumental in coordinating sustainability programming—from recycling to bicycling to conservation—and providing a connection between Oberlin and regional and national activities. Bridget also oversees the OES internship program, where she harnesses the terrific energy and passion of a team of five to 10 students.

Bridget graduated cum laude from Indiana University (IU) in December 2011 with bachelor degrees with distinction in environmental ethics and religious studies, and a minor in sociology. Following graduation, Bridget worked in marketing at Nordex, an international wind energy company in Chicago. In May 2020, she earned a Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change at the Weatherhead School of Management.

She was employed at the IU Office of Sustainability (IUOS) as the Sustainability and the First Year Experience Coordinator. At IUOS, Bridget organized and led the first sustainability pre-orientation trip for incoming freshmen. She also implemented the Green Room Certification Program, which encourages sustainable living in residence halls. 

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 serves on the city of Oberlin’s Resource Conservation Recovery Commission, speaks nationally on sustainability topics, is a figure bodybuilder, and enjoys riding bikes with and without motors.


  • Bridget Flynn presents at conference

    October 30, 2020

    Bridget Flynn presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. Flynn was joined by colleagues from UPenn, Trust, and AASHE for the session "Catalyzing Sustainable Communities through Change Management."

  • Bridget Flynn Presents at Conference

    November 17, 2019

    Sustainability Manager Bridget Flynn presented at the Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change (BECC) conference, which ran November 17 to 20 in Sacramento, California. She spoke about the collaboration between the Office of Environmental Sustainability and Psychology Department on Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) research.

  • Bridget Flynn Contributes to AASHE Guide

    December 3, 2014

    Oberlin College's Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) internship program is featured in "Guide to Creating & Managing Sustainability Internship Programs," a new resource from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Bridget Flynn, Sustainability Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES), contributed to the guide.