Kimberly Gamble-Payne is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Global Health in George Washington University and in the International Relations Program of the City College of New York. She also teaches in Columbia University’s United Nations Studies certificate program.
For more than 25 years she worked in the United Nations system, mostly with UNICEF. Kimberly spent nearly a decade in eastern and southern Africa. She was the first Regional Advisor for Child Rights and Child Protection and Country Representative in Lesotho where she co-led the Joint Donor-UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS. She also served as one of the senior advisors to the Machel Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
Prior to her assignments in Africa, Kimberly was the head of UNICEF’s Child Rights and Public Policy Section in New York, the founding Director of the Washington Office for the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and a Congressional Liaison Officer at USAID.
Kimberly holds a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.