Kimberly Cross

Class of 2025
Undergraduate, Major

Kimberly Cross is a third-year prelaw student in the African American Studies Department. The department's enriching community of undergraduate scholars and faculty whose research is centered on African-descended people both within the United States and beyond along with its interdisciplinary approach, is what gravitated Kimberly to this department. 

Throughout her academic journey, Kimberly aspires to utilize the department's diverse methods and tools to explore and highlight her home country of Jamaica as a subject of academic inquiry. Specifically, she aims to delve into the intricate intersections of race, gender, and politics in the Caribbean region within her research. 

Beyond academia, Kimberly serves as Co-President of the Princeton Caribbean Connection for the past two years, successfully upholding Caribbean culture and community on campus. She also serves as Marketing & Publicity Co-Chair of DoroBucci Dance Company, Princeton's Premier African dance group. Previously, Kimberly has served several other communities as a Research Associate for the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, Outreach Co-Chair of the Princeton Black Student Union, and Freshman Class Officer for the Class of 2025. Through her leadership positions, Kimberly committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment that uplifts students of color.