Kimberly is a wandering wordsmith and international educator who has made Izmir, Turkey her home since 2019. Originally from rural Idaho, her travels have brought her to over 30+ countries. She is passionate about writing, photography, culture, and language.
She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from UMASS Boston and a BA in English from Boise State University. Her interest in traveling began after traveling to Shanghai, China in 2005 and she completed a student exchange program in Chengdu in 2007. She began working as an English & EAL teacher in Taipei in 2010 before moving to Singapore to be a literacy specialist three years later. In 2017, she moved to Johor Bahru, Malaysia after accepting a position as an EAL specialist and language program coordinator.
Having always been intrigued by countries at cultural and geographical crossroads, Kimberly first came to Turkey in July 2018. The breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the historic architecture of Istanbul inspired her to return. The following year she moved to Izmir. She enjoys sunset walks at Göztepe seaside, road trips to Aegean villages, and snapping photos of lazy street cats. She’s still trying to master the Turkish language and the art of making coffee in a cezve. These days you can find her writing and editing from her home in Urla.