As a Mindset Coach for The Art of Applying®, Kimberly’s experience provides a unique perspective and understanding of the mindset needed to bring your best self to the application process.
As a university professor, Kimberly mentored students through the process of applying for advanced degree programs and also served on graduate admissions committees where she reviewed applications and conducted admissions interviews and played an integral role in final admissions decisions.
Kimberly’s passion for mentoring led her to become an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach and she is also certified by Multi-Health Systems to deliver emotional intelligence training to help clients maximize their success. Studies indicate that while cognitive and technical skills are required for professional success, it is emotional intelligence (e.g. self-confidence, time management, effective communication) that is the best predictor of success and will set you apart.
Kimberly earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology in 2001 and in 2007 completed postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Kimberly was the recipient of several awards, including the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Award, the American Society for Cell Biology Young Investigator Award, and the American Cancer Research AFLAC Scholars in Training Award, which recognize young investigators for outstanding productivity and innovation in research. She was also the recipient of fellowships that provide funding to support career development in biomedical research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the California Breast Cancer Research Fund, and the Hooper Foundation.
In 2007, Kimberly was awarded a prestigious five-year grant from the NIH to build an independent research program focused on breast cancer (awarded to only the top 1% of applicants). In 2009, she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Cancer Center where she continued her research and mentored undergraduate, graduate, and medical students for their career development.
Kimberly lives in Tucson Arizona, and in her free time loves photography as it helps her slow down and enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.