Kimberly is a PhD student studying agricultural history and food. She spends her typical day going through old letters, newspaper articles, photographs, and scientific bulletins in order to get a clear picture of diet and food movements in late 19th century California. She studied history and education as an undergraduate because she hopes to teach history at a college level in the future.
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