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Kimberly Higuera

Graduate student Kimberly Higuera
Feb 1 2020

Kim is a joint Ph.D. and MPP candidate who hails from San Diego, California. She is currently in her 4th year as a doctoral student at Stanford’s Sociology department. Her main policy interests lie in social and anti-poverty policy, and in particular how these impact immigrant integration in the US. Her research and policy interests led her to work with Stanford’s Immigration Policy Lab. Before coming to Stanford, Kimberly worked with the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University on research projects relating to maternal and child health. Around the same time, she served as a volunteer ESL teacher for adult community members in Durham, North Carolina. Nowadays, you can probably find her working on her dissertation which explores remittance behaviors, and how they impact the way that transnational families relate to each other. When she’s not working, Kim loves to dance and read epics, especially classical epics like The Iliad. Currently, she is working her way through the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh.

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