Kimberly Anderson

Lexington, KY, US
Field of Work 
Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Job Title or "Student" 
Associate Dean of Administration and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
PhD. in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
I am Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. In high school, I always wanted to be a doctor but received a full tuition scholarship to pursue engineering. I chose chemical engineering because I enjoyed chemistry. Because I liked chemical engineering but still had an interest in the medical field I decided to go to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University and pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. As a professor at the University of Kentucky, I use my engineering background to study how cancer spreads through the body and to develop new drug delivery systems for treating cancer. My current career allows me to pursue research in the medical field while teaching students in chemical engineering. In addition to my work, I love spending time with my family and pets. I also enjoy Zumba, jogging and reading mysteries on my Nook. I encourage students who have a love for math and science to explore opportunities available with an engineering degree. Chemical engineering is a diverse field that provides opportunities in the medical, environmental, and materials areas. In addition, some of our students choose go on to medical school, pharmacy school or law school after receiving their chemical engineering degree. If you have an interest in this field, please feel free to contact me to learn more.
Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Pets, Dance, Reading, Video games, Other
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Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit, Other
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
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Program Affiliation 
Girl Scouts, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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