Kimberly Barboza

Awarded $2,500 on 8/18/2014

Kimberly Barboza

August 18, 2014   $2,500 sponsored by Mckechnie Vehicle Components USA

Kimberly is a second year graduate student at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, TN.  She is studying for her MBA through Vanderbilt’s Executive program and also holds an MS in Computer Science.  While Kimberly already has a strong foundation in leadership, project management, and team management, she wanted to gain business knowledge to become a better business leader and help others.  Kimberly has worked indirectly in automotive since 2000 and is currently a full-time project leader with a service provider that delivers digital marketing solutions for automotive dealership initiatives to improve the customer experience.

Kimberly also serves as an officer in the Navy Reserve. She was among the first wave of females aboard warships serving as gunnery officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Pacific.  Although no longer current, Kimberly earned her private pilot’s license in 1999 while going to school and working full-time as a Navy meteorology and oceanography officer on the west coast.  She is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and an active volunteer in her community.  Kimberly resides in Franklin, TN.