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.
At Seattle University Kim has had on campus roles as an Orientation Advisor and KXSU DJ hosting a Korean pop music show. Off campus she has spent time working as an intern at Seattle BioMed connecting her former high school to the biotech industry by mentoring students. She lived and studied abroad in Austria working on her German minor and exploring central Europe. Kim is also a member of the Latch lab, conducting environmental chemistry research on water downstream of wastewater treatment plants.
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