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As a student at BVU, Kimberly Perez developed as a leader by seizing travel and service learning opportunities and becoming actively engaged on campus and in the classroom. Now, Kimberly is pursuing a Ph.D. in immunology at the Mayo Clinic.

Conducting research

After working at a clinic in Guatemala and seeing illness as a result of a lack of clean drinking water, Kimberly was inspired to research methods of purifying polluted water with algae and use the same algae to produce biodiesel fuel. With the help of her mentor, Dr. Melinda Coogan, Kimberly presented her research findings at an international conference in San Diego. Read more...

Traveling the world

Kimberly and several other BVU students had the chance of a lifetime when they camped overnight on the Great Wall of China during spring break in March. Kimberly has also traveled to the Dominican Republic and South Dakota as part of AWOL, BVU’s alternative spring break program. Read more...

Developing leadership skills

Developing leadership skills

Kimberly demonstrated exemplary leadership skills as a BVU student, co-chairing the Cultural Leadership Conference for two years and participating in several campus organizations. Last year, Kimberly was awarded "Leader of the Year" at the Student Recognition Dinner and was named a "Senior of the Year" finalist at this year’s annual event. Read more...

Civic engagement

Kimberly also embraced service learning opportunities throughout her four years at BVU. She was involved with Student MOVE, served as a Buenafication Day committee member, and helped coordinate a barefoot walk event in support of "One Day Without Shoes." Learn more about Student MOVE...