Kelly Bridges 

Kelly Bridges is a Senior Associate at Global Water 2020, a DC-based advocacy and facilitation initiative working to solve critical challenges in the global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Kelly works across the organization’s portfolio, leading efforts to integrate WASH and health investments, policies and programs, as well as advocate for water security for conflict prevention, stability and resilience. Kelly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Science, Technology and Society, concentrating in Energy, Environment and Technology; after which, she pursued her MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford. In her final year at the University of Pennsylvania, Kelly served as Program Manager of the Global Water Alliance. She has also worked in various capacities with the Environmental Law Institute, Catholic Relief Services, World Wildlife Fund, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. In February 2020, Kelly began a 3-year tenure as the Young Professional Representative Director on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, a professional association of over 400 members across 60 countries. Kelly is also a Climate Reality Leader with Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, having been trained by Mr. Gore himself in Mexico City in March 2018.