Dandridge, a broadcast journalism graduate and lawyer, is a member of the Now & Ever fundraising committee
Kimbrely Dandridge — a member of the Now & Ever steering committee and a native of Como, Mississippi — credits her Ole Miss experience with helping her develop her courage and fearlessness. These traits drive her to seek out new experiences and reinforce her leadership style. Dandridge earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi before attending law school.
The Now & Ever Campaign is a $1.5 billion UM fundraising initiative fueled by decades of exceptional teaching, research, healthcare, service and innovation.
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Dandridge is currently associate legal counsel at Amazon, according to her LinkedIn bio. Prior to joining Amazon, she was Counsel/Director of Global Legal at Gap Inc. and provided legal counsel to family of brands including Old Navy, Athleta, Gap and Banana Republic.
In addition to practicing law, Dandridge is a published writer and has contributed to publications such as Forbes, Teen Vogue, Hechinger Report and The Well. While in law school, Dandridge interned at the White House during the Obama administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
In 2012, Dandridge was elected the first African-American student body president at the University of Mississippi, according to her LinkedIn biography. She has been honored multiple times and received several awards, including the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame, Diversity Activism Award, Women in Leadership Award, NPHC Achievement Award, and Because of Them We Can Award.