Kim Greene has had the privilege of working with students throughout the education
pipeline, spanning from preschool to the doctorate level. As a native San Diegan,
she began her professional career in K-6 education after earning her B.A. and Multiple
Subject teaching credential from the University of San Diego. She subsequently earned
her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from San Diego State University while working
in the community of City Heights. As part of her transition into higher education,
Kim earned a master’s in counseling in students affairs from UCLA while also having
the opportunity to engage with students in various educational programs including
EOP&S, McNair Scholars, honors, as well as graduate students within cinematic arts
and public administration. As a first generation college student who never thought
graduate school was a viable option, Kim is passionate about providing academic and
learning support for students as they refine their collegiate and post-graduate goals.
In her free time she continues her struggle with limiting her caffeine intake while enrolled in the Doctorate of Education program at the University of Southern California and managing work-life balance through spin class and yoga. She is a proud aunt of one niece and three nephews.
Where’s the most interesting place you traveled?
“I lived in Sicily for a summer and it was amazing! The food was divine, and the people are incredibly warm and welcoming. White sand beaches and clear blue waters? Yes please.”
What was your favorite undergraduate class?
“I took an Intro to Philosophy course as a GE, and it was the most difficult course I took in undergrad. While it was my lowest grade, it was the course I was most proud of completing because of how I struggled throughout the semester.“
What do you wish you would have known before graduating from undergrad?
“As a first generation college student, I thought graduate school was for only the top 1% of the graduating class and therefore not an option for me. However, now that I am toward the end of my doctoral program, I know that graduate school is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in exploring and refining their educational passions.”
My favorite class has to have been Computer Science 111, the introduction to computer science here at CSUSM. It was incredibly informational and was a great first step into my major; I feel as if I know what I'm getting myself into now.
Hard split between Wings N' Things and Rigoberto's Taco Shop (depends on the mood).
A shower followed by a breakfast of bacon and eggs (need that protein).
My favorite part of my college experience thus far is my sense of involvement. Getting involved in my on campus job and in Greek Life has given my a sense of community at CSUSM. I feel like this is truly my school and I have an impact on what happens here.
My favorite class has been SOC 320 (Sociological Theory), as it highlights various sociologists and their respective focus of study. This course provided a variety of research examples and really gave me a comprehensive understanding of how sociology has developed.
I really like getting subs and potato wedges at Vons. I love getting the iced latte from the coffee cart in between Academic Hall and Craven.
Resting, eating, and drinking water.
I like to wake up on time, prepare my meals, and get my outfit ready. When I come to school I like to feel clean, fresh, and presentable because I know I'm going to be spending half of my day on campus.
My favorite part of my college experience is that I get to meet people that are trying to achieve the same thing as me, which is the acquisition of knowledge. I also like to apply the information I learn in class and presented by the faculty to issues affecting our local and global communities.
My current favorite class at CSUSM is ANTH 200 (Cultural Anthropology). Our professor showed us that what we consider "weird" in our culture could be considered perfectly normal in another culture. It was a great eye opener!
Having time to get coffee and when my roommates send me pictures of my dog.
Women Studies. I gained a lot of knowledge that I did not know before taking the class. It helped me gain a different perspective on the world today.
Loveboat Sushi is the best restaurant to eat in San Marcos.
The best way to start the day is homemade breakfast with an ice cold orange juice and Netflix.