Vote for Kimberlin! Votemos por Kimberlin!
On October 24th, Kimberlin Brown-Pelzer, candidate for the 36th Congressional District, visited the facilities of College of the Desert Indio campus. After sharing her story of success, one student mentioned how Kimberlin’s testimony of hard work had inspired her to not give up and press forward until she meets her goals.
On October 24th, Kimberlin Brown-Pelzer, candidate for the 36th Congressional District, visited the facilities of College of the Desert Indio campus. She was a guest speaker in one of the Early Childhood Education classes, Child, Family and Community taught by Professor Maria Avalos. Kimberlin was not there to campaign, but to share the importance of education and investing in our community. She spoke to a large and diverse class of over 40 students.
She shared her personal story with the students. From her family of immigrants who came to this Country looking for the American dream, to her journey as a flowers seller at 13 to help her single mother support her family, to her first Car Wash business at age 15 and going door to door asking people if they needed their cars washed. Kimberlin knew from the beginning that school was expensive, and she wanted to study a vocational or trade career. She became a model at 18, later she debuted as an actress. When the time came, she decided to become a small business owner and create jobs for others and went to school. Nowadays she owns several small businesses in Southern California, from an avocado farm, a laundromat, a liquor store, and many others. She currently employs over a hundred people in her businesses. Her vision is to bring more jobs to the Coachella Valley, and to bring new programs for families with small children and veterans. After her presentation, the students asked questions from “do you miss modeling?” to “what political party you belong to?” Before Kimberlin left the classroom, some students approached her to take pictures with her and to ask advice in regards to opening their own businesses. One student mentioned how Kimberlin’s testimony of hard work had inspired her to not give up and press forward until she meets her goals.