Kimberly is the mother of a 5-year-old who is currently working towards a bachelor’s in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a participant of the Undergraduate Research Apprentice program at Berkeley and was awarded a summer stipend grant to assist in Dr. Yu-Ling Chang’s current research project investigating racial equity and CalWORKs reforms in California in the context of the global pandemic. She also is a recipient of the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award and part of the Leadership Council for Student Parent Families at the Urban Institute. Kimberly has maintained a 4.0 GPA while at Berkeley and has been accepted to the Sociology Senior Honors Program where she will be completing a research project exploring the barriers and tensions student parents face while navigating both the CalWORKs system and postsecondary educational institutions. Kimberly’s future goals include publishing an academic journal article before graduating with her bachelor’s degree and earning a Ph.D. in social welfare.