Kelly Grant Bertrand
Associate Director of Sustainability Programs
Kelly Grant Purvis is the Associate Director of Sustainability Programs at The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities at Furman University. She works with student fellows, faculty affiliates, university staff, and local community organizations to educate and inform on a wide variety of issues related to sustainability. She spent the first decade of her professional career focused on sustainable architecture and green building working with local governments, non-profits, and private companies. Since coming to Furman, she has worked to engage the local community and Furman’s campus more fully in the center’s programming by expanding programs and broadening the reach of sustainability. Kelly Grant is also an artist who works in glass and ceramic and uses her work to facilitate conversations and promote awareness of sustainability. In her downtime, she is most often found wandering in the woods and swimming in lakes with her family and her dog.
- M.S., College of Charleston;
- B.F.A., The Ohio State University