Kimberly Morton is the 2013 recipient of the Walter Roberts Award for Public Diplomacy Studies. The award carries with it a $1,000 prize and recognizes and a student who has performed at a high level in and out of the classroom in public diplomacy-related work, including a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public diplomacy.
As a graduate of GW’s Global Communication Master of Arts program, Kimberly has coordinated diplomacy-related events at the School Without Walls and produced a promotional video for Paralympic Sports Club DC. She has also interned with Meridian International Center, the United States Olympics Committee, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital. She continues to work with national media (e.g., CNN, MSNBC, and NBC’s Today Show) and international media (Deutsche Welle, CCTC) to share stories about elite athletes, Wounded Warriors, and military families with the world. Following graduation, Kimberly continued her position as Media Relations Coordinator for Hiring Our Heroes, a veteran and military spouse employment program at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The other recipients of this award are: