Kimberly has participated in her school’s FIRST Robotics program her junior year and senior year of high school. Her first year, Kimberly was voted website team captain by her coach and other sub-team peers. Her senior year, Kimberly was voted Chief Operating Officer of her FIRST Robotics Team. Kimberly has also participated in an engineering internship with NuVision Engineering for a month where she programmed/tested/sold skids and performed fabrication surveillance on products. Kimberly is legally blind, and sometimes people will doubt her abilities because of this, but she feels that this award shows that anything is possible. Kimberly is double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Paper Science & Engineering at North Carolina State Univeristy. She is very involved in volunteer work around campus and also tutoring students in her classes.