- Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana B. A. in Political Science
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland M.S. in Applied Behavioral Counseling
- Kim Araya joined American University Housing & Dining Program in January 2014. Prior to Kim's coming to American University she spent 12.5 years at The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities--10.5 years she served as the Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life/Director of Conference & Event Services. She entered employment in the field of Higher Education in 1997 as a Resident Director at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Prior to Higher Education she worked at a private psychiatric hospital as a Case Manager and then the Unit Director of an Adolescent program in the Washington, D.C. area.