The Office of Scholars and Fellowships is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Lewis as the new Associate Director of Scholars and Fellowships!

Kim earned her BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish from Denison University in 2010. She was awarded a Fulbright ETA grant to Ecuador after college, and taught English in a teacher training program at an Ecuadorian university for two years. Kim then returned to the United States to pursue her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Brown University. She received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her graduate research, which examined social exclusion in Ecuador’s higher education system. While completing her PhD, Kim taught classes in Brown’s Education and Anthropology departments, and also worked in Brown’s Writing Center and Fellowships Office. She developed a strong interest in mentoring college students and helping them navigate the world of external fellowships.

Kim is excited to get to know the UR community. As Associate Director, she will guide students through the process of applying for national fellowships. She is especially excited to teach strategies for drafting winning fellowship proposals and personal essays, including how to incorporate feedback and engage in the process of revision. Kim will also support the Richmond Scholars program by creating community programming and supporting the student leadership council.

With her background in teaching and advising, we know that Kim will be an asset to the Office of Scholars and Fellowships. If you see Kim on campus, please give her a warm welcome to the University of Richmond!