Partnership Director

Kim Thomas

Kimberly is deeply committed to educational access, equity and transformation and to the challenging, but critical work of ensuring that marginalized students have access to rigorous, transformative educational experiences.

Before joining Equal Opportunity Schools, Kim served as Managing Director of Kitebridge, Inc. Tacoma, an international boarding school program that provided acculturation support, college advising and housing for students from China and South Korea. Previously, Kim was the Director of the Premajor Studies Program at Seattle University, where she worked with hundreds of students to discover who they are, what drives them, their values and their joy. During her tenure, Kim was twice nominated for Advisor of the Year and nominated by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) to serve as the chair of their Undecided & Exploratory Students Commission. Kim is also the Founder and Owner of empower! College Advising Services, serving high school students in Tacoma and Pierce County.

Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Puget Sound and her Master of Education in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Black Alumni Union at the University of Puget Sound and serves as a mentor for Palmer Scholars.

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