First Name

Kimberly

Last Name

T.

Bio

Thinking about how she got to where she is today, Kimberly can’t help but think about how so much as changed. In 2009, she and her family moved after her father lost his job and they lost their house. Throughout her childhood, Kimberly's father taught her certain core principles: support family, work hard, be kind, and adapt quickly to change. Immigrating from Vietnam, Kimberly's father worked hard to give her opportunities that he didn’t have, so she works hard to make the most out of her opportunities. With 49 credits completed, Kimberly is now in her third year at of college and her fourth year of high school. She has been on the Dean’s List and is currently on track to be valedictorian at her high school. On top of being enrolled in 17 credits, Kimberly works 25 hours per week at her college and 15 hours per week as an intern at a research institute. Among other things, she is the founder of the her high school's academic olympics team, a library volunteer, and a peer math tutor. In collaboration with another high school, Kimberly is the telemetry division leader for a rover team, which received 2nd place at the NASA Human Rover Competition last year. On the weekends, Kimberly likes to volunteer at community events. Thinking back, Kimberly recalls how far she is from the shy, stay-at- home girl that she was two years ago. After graduating high school, her plan is to earn a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a Master of Business Administration. During her educational endeavors, Kimberly will continue to volunteer in the community and work within the STEM field. After building up her experience and network, Kimberly's goal is to create her own technology company.