Kimberly Manyanga

A 2022-2023 Phillips Alumni Scholar

Kimberly Manyanga is currently pursuing her degree in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She plans to proceed directly to their accelerated master’s in public health program after completing her bachelor’s degree. She said, “I’m particularly interested in the maternal and childcare sector of healthcare equity and hope to one day become an OB/GYN serving underserved communities.” Kimberly developed her interest in this professional path through experience as a Clinical Research Apprentice at Lahey Hospital and in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification course during her time at Billerica Memorial High School. She has been active in her local Zimbabwean and church communities as well and has worked in food service and childcare. 


The Phillips Alumni Scholar Award goes to a new recipient of the scholarship who clearly exemplifies a “sense of other,” strong work ethic, academic strength and commitment to community service that are the hallmarks of the Phillips Scholar. The funds for the Alumni Scholar award(s) come from the generosity of Phillips Scholarship Alumni who donate so that others may have the opportunity to overcome the same financial barriers to education that they found. We are deeply grateful for the support of our alumni.