University of Georgia College of Education graduate Kimberly Osborne (Ph.D. ’06) will spend the next couple of years working with the United States Department of Defense in Afghanistan.
Osborne began a new position this month as Chief Strategic Communications Advisor, supporting the Afghan Ministry of Defense. She will deploy to Kabul in March 2013 where she will serve as a mentor to a senior minister in the Afghan government.
Osborne received her doctorate in adult education and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in qualitative research in 2006.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, Osborne worked as a public relations coordinator at UGA Public Affairs for nine years. She also served as assistant to the director in the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health and as a data manager and science specialist in the School of Marine programs in Franklin College at UGA.
Since June 2011, she worked as the head of research communications for the Federal Highway Administration. She is currently living in Arlington, Va.