Kimberly Velazco joined ArtCenter College of Design in September 2017 as the Associate Director, Scholarship Reporting and Stewardship. Prior to joining ArtCenter, Kimberly spent 9 years at The James Irvine Foundation working to align the mission of the foundation with that of expanding opportunity for disenfranchised grantee communities in the arts. In addition, Kimberly was a founding co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for the Foundation. During this work, Kimberly worked to inform, deepen and scale the impact of DEI at the Foundation. Kimberly also comes from UCLA Anderson School of Management as a Program Manager with the Office of Executive Education. During her time there, Kimberly worked on all aspects of program development and implementation, including admissions, marketing, program logistics, as well as program expansion.
Kimberly continues her work in education and philanthropy through Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy (SCBIP) and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Kimberly volunteers for a variety of organizations in her community as well, including Elizabeth House, the American Cancer Society and the Junior League of Pasadena. She serves on the board of Pasadena Education Network (PEN) which promotes family participation in public school education. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of California, Riverside and has been a part of the Pasadena community for 23 years.