Kimberly starting working at American Indian OIC in June of 2017 as the Director of Takoda Institute. She has worked in higher education for over 11 years and loves the challenges and opportunities that AIOIC presents. She is proud to help students achieve their goal of a post-secondary degree and is always keeping tabs on her own perennial education. She originally thought that littles were who she would be teaching, getting a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Masters in Education but after a group of Kindergartens shook her to her core, Kimberly moved on to adults. Kimberly never wants to stop trying new things and in the past has been a member of the Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show team, worked as a firefighter with the Fridley Fire Department, jumped out of a plane, traveled solo around the UK and moms her two children. She currently volunteers as a doula with the Twin Cities Doula Project and believes that every women has the right to a supported, informed birth accomplished through pre and postnatal education and services.