Kimberly Koops
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Reproductive Rights Advocate

Kimberly Koops has spent her career dedicated to increasing access to reproductive healthcare for all and electing leaders who will do the same.

Until recently leaving to study for the bar, Kimberly worked as the Policy Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. In that role, Kimberly analyzed legislation, served on rule advisory committees, and worked with cities to take action against abortion bans. Prior to that, Kimberly helped defeat Measure 106, a backdoor ban on abortion, with more votes than anything else on the 2018 Oregon ballot as the campaign's Political Director, a position she accepted while attending law school full time.

Before attending law school as a Public Law and Policy Fellow, Kimberly worked in government relations for Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Washington, DC, where she helped shape the organization's strategic work with the administration and on Capitol Hill. Kimberly came to Planned Parenthood after serving in the Office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, where she worked on pay equity and women's health care issues, and introduced the 21st Century Women's Health Care Act. Before coming to the Hill, Kimberly raised funds for the Women's Campaign Fund and She Should Run, and worked as a Union Organizer for SEIU, where she organized workers in public service fields.

Realizing that young, professional women in DC were in need of more opportunities to network and learn about running for office, Kimberly founded and chaired Frontrunners, She Should Run's Young Professionals' Network. She also served as the Political Director for the Women's Information Network, a women's networking group in DC. She received her B.A. in Politics and Government from Pacific University, where she wrote her senior thesis on gender parity policies in Costa Rica and Mexico. Kimberly is a frequent speaker to women's groups and organizations, including American University's WeLead Program, about the importance of serving in elected office, becoming involved in your community, and networking.

Kimberly enjoys hiking across the Pacific Northwest and spending time with her husband Matthew, and their Maine Coon, Chairman Meow.