Kimberly Powers

Kimberly Powers

Last Names H – NKimberly Powers, SCS Academic Advisor
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From:  Louisville, Kentucky

Education: University of Michigan – Master of Arts in Anthropology & History focusing on 19th century Russian and Central Asian history University of Louisville – BA in History, BFA in 2D Design, and minor in Russian Studies

Hobbies: Listening to podcasts about design, history, and politics; playing indoor soccer; travel; animal rescue; watching too much HGTV and Food Network

Best piece of advice for students: Get involved outside of the classroom – there are a variety of ways to develop your personal and professional skills on campus. You can find leadership positions in RSOs; improve your communication and academic skills as a TA, tutor, or mentor; gain valuable academic experience conducting research with faculty; and get hands-on learning through internships and co-ops. These activities will help you explore and confirm what path in SCS will be best for you!

Interesting Fact: One of my cats grew up on the streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan. I nursed her back to health after she fell from the 4th floor of an apartment building and we traveled from Kazakhstan to Russia to the US. She lives with me, my partner, and our other two cats and two dogs in Champaign. She is happy, healthy, and glad she doesn’t have to take any more transatlantic flights in her lifetime.