Meet the Staff
Kimberly Ashby is a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Boston College. She received her BA in Psychology and Comparative Ethnic Studies from Columbia University. During her years of undergraduate study, Kimberly devoted her time to facilitating dialogues on power, privilege, and social identities within numerous organizations. She also spent a semester abroad in Salvador, Brazil where she studied Afro-Brazilian racial and gender constructions. She is a graduate student affiliate of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology).
Kimberly joined the ISPRC team in the fall of 2012. Her current research interests include mental health stigma among Black Americans, multiracial identity development, diversity education curricula, and the influence of physical attractiveness on self-esteem among Black women.
Kimberly’s clinical experience includes mental health case management in a scattered site, New York City housing program, working primarily with racial minorities and low SES populations.
In her personal life, Kimberly enjoys drawing and painting, attending art museums, listening to live music, going thrift shopping, eating ethnic food, and embarking on city walking expeditions with her friends.