I'm Kimya Loder, community advocate, researcher, writer, and design-thinker. I graduated from the historic Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and International Studies and went on to receive my Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University in 2020. I'm currently a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Stanford. Broadly speaking, my dissertation work highlights how racialized and gendered organizational environments create challenges for community organizations that serve and are led by highly stigmatized groups.
Outside of academia, I'm an avid traveler, MCU fanatic, and seasonal gardener. I also hold the titles of big sister, daughter, girl-scout troop leader, and summer camp counselor. I feel most at home wherever I'm in community with the people I love.