Meet Kimberly!

Meet Kimberly!

counselor profile
counselor profile

Kimberly Malin, College Counselor

Kim has always found a way to advocate for others and is at her best (and happiest) when helping people. That’s why being a college counselor is more than just a job for her—it’s a calling! 

Kim earned her bachelor's in psychology, graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan before becoming an AmeriCorps volunteer for an elementary school program serving inner-city students. She then took her passion for helping others to the next level by heading off to law school and earning her JD at the University of Southern California. Between classes, she managed to earn a Public Interest Law Foundation Grant and the LACBA Pro-Bono Award, participated in the Post-Conviction Justice Project, facilitated adoptions of foster children, and founded the Animal Legal Protection Society (phew!). 

After graduating from USC, she worked in the large law firm world in both LA and NYC for several years before heading back to her roots and working at the Children’s Law Center, where she advocated for at-risk children separated from their parents through the Dependency Court System. Kim was also a volunteer attorney, fighting for the appellate rights of convicts who couldn't afford their own legal appeals. After navigating the complex school system in Los Angeles with her own children, she discovered she had a knack for helping friends find the “right fit” school and decided to leave lawyer-ing behind in favor of earning her college counseling degree from UCLA. Kim has an amazing way of connecting with each one of her students to bring the very best out of them. She absolutely loves helping her students in this process of self-discovery as they find their way on their path to college.

Kim was an undefeated debate champ in 10th grade, reads tons of books, and is an avid animal lover who has fostered too many homeless pets to count. She puts a lot of time, care, and love into everything she does to make sure it’s just right, and that attention to detail is what makes her an excellent college counselor.

Education & Experience

B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan

J.D., University of Southern California Law School

Certificate of College Counseling, UCLA

President of the Board, Friends of the IHP

Attorney, Children’s Law Center

Certified Law Clerk, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Certified Law Clerk, United States Attorney's Office

Volunteer, AmeriCorps

Award Winner, Public Interest Law Foundation Grant and the LACBA Pro-Bono Award

Participant, Post-Conviction Justice Project

Founder, Animal Legal Protection Society

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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