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.