Kim Killingsworth

Kim Killingsworth

Director, International Recruiting & Relations
Biography

Biography

Kim joined Owen five years ago bringing with her a career of experience in international higher education and a lifetime of international relations. Her experience spans selection, academic placement, advising of Latin American Fulbright scholars; design, and program management of international exchange programs; and prior international recruitment and admissions at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Fluent in Spanish and working on her Portuguese, Kim is happy to be able to discuss coffee when in Brazil. She has lived and studied in Spain and was a two-term Peace Corps Volunteer specialized in micro-enterprise development in Honduras and Chile. In Honduras she founded women’s’ community banks for artisans and was thrilled to learn that Mohammad Yunnus, founder of the Grameen Bank and micro-finance guru, obtained his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt. At the University of California, Davis she studied International Relations and Spanish and obtained her master’s in Spanish from Middlebury College’s Language Schools.

 Kim is often on the road and thrives on meeting candidates outside the US. When traveling the world she tries to experience cities by bicycle and counts navigating Beijing traffic and visiting Thai temples by night in Bangkok as amongst the most memorable times on a bike. When in Nashville she enjoys its extensive greenways system for biking and skating and as a foodie can barely keep up with Nashville’s thriving restaurant scene.

Kim is the staff advisor for the Global Business Association and Asia Business Club and oversees international candidates across the globe with the exception of those in Canada, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Education

M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College

B.A., Spanish, University of California, Davis

Phone

615-343-4418