Kimberly is a 21 year old resident of Benton, Maine. She is currently a senior at the University of Maine and plans on becoming a Postal Inspector or Law Enforcement/D.A.R.E. Officer upon receiving her degree in Sociology/Crime, Law and Deviance next May.
Kimberly has dedicated herself to the platform: D.A.R.E. “To Resist Drugs and Violence”. Kimberly has grown up with D.A.R.E. all of her life as her father is a Deputy Sheriff and a D.A.R.E. Officer. She graduated from D.A.R.E. in 1998, at the age of 11, and has continued to promote the cause as a D.A.R.E. Role Model in her community and throughout her State. Kimberly has attended several D.A.R.E. classes and graduations talking with young students, stressing the importance of the D.A.R.E. program and what D.A.R.E. means to her. Numerous studies have shown that the D.A.R.E. program works and is worthy of continued funding to help keep kids off drugs and violence free.
Kimberly helps organize fund raisers for D.A.R.E. to help to buy the supplies needed for each D.A.R.E. class taught in each school, has attended the National D.A.R.E. conferences in Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL; Washington, D.C.; and San Antonio, TX, and will be attending the 2008 conference this August.
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys, dancing, camping, biking, hiking, fishing, cooking, quilting, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.