Kimberly Rice graduated with her BSW in 1996 from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. Her first social work position was at the Health Education and Human Services department at the University of Buffalo, where she provided sexual health education, outreach and short term counseling to university students. While working at UB, Kim pursued her MSW degree part-time and upon graduating in 2001, she accepted a position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as the Sexual Health Educator for McKinley Health Center. At McKinley, Kim provided sex education and counseling to students with a variety of sexuality concerns. She has also supervised and mentored numerous interns and volunteers throughout her career. Kim served in this role at McKinley for 16 years before joining the School of Social Work in 2017.
Kim has spent her career focusing on sexuality, gender and violence prevention and was certified by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) as both a Sexuality Counselor and Sexuality Educator. She received 40-hour training in sexual assault and interpersonal violence as part of her MSW Field Placement, where she worked as a crisis advocate in both hospital and courtroom settings. She has worked as a training consultant for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and served as a blue ribbon panelist for Illinois sex education curriculum review. She is a member of the campus LGBT Ally Training Committee.
Kim has a passion for working with college students, helping them develop both inside and outside the classroom.Back to Faculty & Staff Directory