Kimberly D Clarida

Kimberly D Clarida
Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2024
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 child’s 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.