M.Ed. in Education Administration and Policy, The University of Georgia, 2020
B.A. in Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Kimberly Clarida is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning (EPP) program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests revolve around educational equity and policy, community-school partnerships, and the historical and sociocultural contexts of education as it relates to the achievement of black and brown students. She received her B.A. in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill and her M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia.
Prior to starting graduate school, Kimberly worked as a College Adviser within a high school for the Carolina College Advising Corps and as a Data and Policy Fellow for the National College Advising Corps. She has also worked with the Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, and other access and outreach organizations. Currently, she serves on the board of two non-profit organizations, Healthy Girls Save the World (NC) and One World Link (GA), and is the founder of the TSC Scholarship Foundation (NC). Through these organizations, Kimberly saw first-hand how a childs life trajectory is reliant on the chances of them being born into the -right- neighborhood, family economic bracket, and race. Such awareness has shaped her research passions and influenced her to continues to examine the ways in which K-12 policies impact academic achievement and educational opportunities for historically marginalized students. Kimberly hopes that her work will assist with creating a more equitable education system for all students.