Sullivan Leadership Award

Kimberly Foster

About Kimberly Foster

Kimberly Foster graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila, WA. She lettered in cross-country and in track and field, earning the Coach’s Choice award in cross-country and designing the team sweatshirt. She placed sixth in the league in pole-vaulting and was voted Most Valuable Player in track and field. Kim was president of the National Honor Society chapter and the Speech and Debate Club and a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance. She was a Teen Naturalist at the Seattle Aquarium and a camp counselor teaching environmental studies to fifth graders. Kim was accepted into Seattle BioMeds’ summer BioQuest Academy, joining an immunology team tasked with developing a successful HIV vaccine strategy.

SU Experience

Kim is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in German. She’s served as an Orientation Advisor and had a K-pop radio show on the student run radio station KXSU. She mentored high school students at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (formerly known as Seattle BioMed) through their BioQuest Academy program. She has studied abroad in Graz, Austria to fulfill her German minor as well as to intern in a lab under the mentorship of a Ph.D. student. What she enjoys most about the Sullivan Leadership Program is its ability to allow her to pursue her passions without the financial burden of college.

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Kim Foster


Tukwila, WA

High School:
Foster High School

Biochemistry; Minor in German