Florence Kimondo is currently the project director for the Envisioning Change project. Having recently completed her Ph.D. in Child Development from Erikson and Loyola, Kimondo also serves as adjunct faculty at Erikson. Prior to joining the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy, she served on the steering committee involved in planning and developing Erikson’s new Masters in Social Work degree program.

Kimondo previously worked at World Relief, a refugee resettlement organization in Chicago, where she was involved in providing therapy to children and families being resettled in the U.S. from war-torn countries. Her past work also includes working on a research study on the role of after school programs in high schools in Chicago, and a study on how two- and four-year teacher education programs in Illinois are preparing teachers to work with educationally and culturally marginalized children.

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Journalism, Nyegezi Social Training Institute, Tanzania
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago
  • Ph.D. in Child Development, Loyola University Chicago and Erikson Institute