Dr. Kimberly Freeman is an experienced corporate, community and educational leader. With nearly 30 years of experience, she has treated her career as a journey of self-discovery. In doing so, Dr. Freeman brings to the table a unique mix of formal and experiential education drawn from her interests at the intersection of business, government, and higher education policies affecting California’s most vulnerable communities. She earned her first of four degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley and holds a Master of Public Policy from USC. She also earned an MBA and a doctorate in educational leadership from UCLA. Dr. Freeman currently serves as the associate dean and chief diversity officer for the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her vision is to achieve representational diversity and to create an inclusive culture for faculty, students, and staff by leveraging social connectedness and the wisdom of multiple perspectives. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling internationally, reading nonfiction, and eating good food with even better company drawn from her vast network of family, community allies, and close friends. Her greatest joy is in being an aunt and spending quality time with her four nieces, two nephews, and two great-nephews!