Kimberly joins the Office of Sustainability team as the third staff member in her role as Sustainability Program Manager. She recently earned her Masters in Environmental Planning + Design from the University of Georgia in May 2014 with her focus on greenway trail connections within Metro Atlanta and how that would provide infrastructure to create less car-centric cities and improve many aspects of well-being within these communities. Kimberly is a graduate of Agnes Scott College with a B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology with a minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. While attending both of these institutions of higher education, Kimberly was able to work and gain experience in both Offices of Sustainability. She brings a broad knowledge of programming, event organization, volunteer management, and an in-depth background within the recycling industry through her work with the Georgia Recycling Coalition, Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, and the UGA Center for Community Design + Preservation. While in her junior and senior year at Agnes Scott College, Kimberly was awarded a National Wildlife Federation Fellowship Grant to complete a revitalization of the newly accredited Agnes Scott Arboretum to educate the surrounding community about the many benefits of trees.
New to cold weather sports (and cold weather in general,) Kimberly looks forward to trying out many of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer since she enjoys hiking, camping, flora/fauna identification, biking, and trail running.