Kimberly Kaplan | Emerge Pennsylvania

Class of 2016

Kimberly KaplanKimberly Kaplan is a Korean-American woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Chatham University. Inspired by her core classes intended to create "World Ready Women", she took a year to travel abroad and cross-country. When Kimberly returned, she began her Master’s program at American Public University in International Relations and Conflict Resolution with a focus in Comparative Studies. Her passion has shifted from international, to national, to local politics as she realized local action is the best way to effect immediate and positive change in people's everyday lives. She ran for Pittsburgh City Council in 2015, and gained first-hand experience in running a campaign as well as obstacles for women, minorities, and newcomers in politics. She plans to develop her leadership skills in Emerge Pennsylvania's 6-month training program for women so that she can continue to advocate for her neighborhood and surrounding communities.

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