The most important thing I have learned is that not all paths are the right path, 

that not all paths are permanent. 

Embrace change.

In addition to my other projects, I am also an accomplished nature photographer, specializing in unique, natural lighting. The above photo was taken in Baxter State Park (Millinocket, ME) and can be seen on the Maine Office of Tourism website. 

The photo below was shot at Beavertail State Park (Jamestown, RI) while working as a Park Naturalist. The seagull, who I named Fred, would follow me around the park on my daily rounds.

Although my professional portfolio was destroyed by a flood in 2010, I invite you to view the rest of my paraprofessional portfolio featured on this site.

If you have any questions about my work or my work history, please contact me directly. If you would like to learn more about me and how I have remained professionally active in Communications, please visit my LinkedIn profile or view my résumé on this site. 


Meet Kimberly

My name is Kimberly Manchester and I am a Communications professional by trade, with additional education and background in the General and Social Sciences.

For the last seven years I have been employed at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus Academic Success Center, a job that requires a routine display confidence under pressure and the ability to remain calm and collected in any type of situation. Having come to the realization that the time has come to move on from my position if I am to experience the professional growth I desire, I find myself in search of a new career position.

Working at a community college has provided me with the opportunity to interact with highly educated faculty members and College Administrators; local and state politicians; and high ranking business people who serve on the college’s Alumni Board, thus providing me with the soft skills required to work with both students and upper level professionals. My volunteer work on various boards at CCRI and the University of Rhode Island, as a student and as an employee, is evidence of my desire to be more than just an employee and to be a member of an employment team.

My skills-set includes abilities and accomplishments in research, writing, public speaking, and presentation. My commitment to goals, organizational skills, and my ability to clearly communicate in a well-practiced manner have earned me the respect of the faculty and staff members with whom I interact on a regular basis.

I ask that you review my website for further details to see how I would fit into the landscape of your company or organization, and email me if you feel there is a good fit between us.


Four-Year Degrees

B.A. - Women's Studies, University of Rhode Island - 2013
summa cum laude (3.72 GPA)
completed minor in Writing and Rhetoric                      

B.A. - Communications, Rhode Island College - 1997
completed minor in Women's Studies

Two-Year Degrees and Certificates

A.S. - General Science, Community College of Rhode Island - 2010
High Honors (3.72 GPA)   
Honors Program graduate
Marketing Certificate, Cranston Vocational Technical Center - 1991
Outstanding Marketing Student      Outstanding Vocational Student 

 Honors Societies

Phi Theta Kappa  

Phi Eta Sigma    

Omicron Delta Kappa      

Golden Key Society

Iota Iota Iota

30-Day Photo Project

The original concept of a photo-a-day project for one full year (the 365 Photo Project) was a little daunting, so I chose to do 30 days of photos instead.  Here are a few of my more requested shots; including my absolute favorite: "A Modest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)". No filters were used; all colors and lighting are natural.

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