Kimberly Rossini graduated from Gillespie High School in 2001 with a Michael Bertolino Memorial Scholarship from The Partnership for Educational Excellence. She used the $500 award toward tuition at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC).
Kimberly majored in sociology and pre-law, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. In 2006 she entered law school at Valparaiso University School of Law where she earned a J.D. in 2009.
Kimberly is currently Central District Supervisor/Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in the Child Support Enforcement Bureau. “I supervise ten attorneys,” she says. “We handle child support enforcement in several counties in the central district.”
Kimberly and her husband Jarrod Herron have three children and live in Benld.
When free time allows, she enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, and “watching politics.”
Reflecting on the role of post-secondary education in her life, Kimberly says, “I love learning and meeting new people. All the great experiences I’ve had along the way have shaped who I am today.”
As to the usefulness of The Partnership’s tuition scholarship: “It helped with school expenses.”
Kimberly is the daughter of Charlie Rossini of Wilsonville and Joan and Brent Cain of Carlinville.