Kimberlin Butler smiles at the camera with Portland in the background

MRG Board Member Kimberlin Butler

Dissatisfied with the state of public education and its widening achievement gap, Kimberlin Butler joined Teach For America as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Atlanta and has dedicated her life to youth development and educational equity. Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kimberlin received her MPA from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and has over a decade of experience in public education, public affairs, and philanthropy. Kimberlin is one of 10 national fellows with the Association of Black Foundation Executives, sits on the Urban League of Portland and Friends of the Children boards, and serves with the City Club of Portland‘s Research Board.