Kelli Bush

Kelli Bush

SPP Co-Director
The Evergreen State College

Kelli Bush co-directs the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), a partnership founded by The Evergreen State College (Evergreen) and Washington State Department of Corrections (WA Corrections) to empower sustainable change by bringing nature, science, and environmental education into prisons. Kelli oversees all Evergreen-led programs, primarily SPP’s conservation and environmental education initiatives. She works with co-director Stephen Sinclair, also Secretary for WA Corrections, to lead more than 180 SPP sustainability and nature programs statewide and disseminate the model internationally. At Evergreen, Kelli provides leadership for a team of twelve staff who coordinate programs, providing direct service and facilitating learning exchanges in the prisons. Prior to joining SPP in 2010, she gained over 15 years of horticulture and restoration ecology experience and earned a B.A. in Agriculture Ecology from The Evergreen State College.