Kim Prather

Profile Updated: February 2, 2010
Residing In: Encinitas, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Joe Mayer
Homepage: http://atofms.ucsd.edu
Occupation: Professor (of Chemistry)
Children: Joey (10) and Nicko (7)
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I have fond memories of SRHS which was receptive of me as I tentatively moved to a new town in 10th grade. That was certainly a tough time to leave childhood friends and make all new ones--but I made some great friends at SRHS! My mom still lives in Rincon Valley and most of my family in or near Santa Rosa so I visit with my family about every 2 months. I still love Northern CA more than Southern CA (although San Diego is not a terrible place to live)....After graduating, ended up next door at SRJC 'til I figured out my path--then UC Davis (BS and PhD), UC Berkeley, and now am a professor at UC San Diego (started as a professor at UC Riverside)...They call me the UC poster child!!

School Story:

I was excited to go to the same school from which my mom graduated 40 years before me (in 1940). I have fond memories of all of my friends -- in particular I remember driving to school in Sabrina's freezing green truck with Sheila. I remember eating beef burritos from Taco Bell nearly every day on the SRJC lawn. I also remember the driving simulators and the infamous parking lot--driving in that lot was so fun! I also tend to hold food memories and I remember these hot buns at the snack stand (for some strange reason)...The teachers I remember the most were dear old Mr. Vine, our history teacher who loved the 49er's and had a picture of "The Catch" in his living room window (that made him my favorite teacher, without any doubt!)..and Mr. Hegerhorst (in math)...and Mr. DeSoto who scared me to death in english...I remember hating chemistry and doing very poorly but ended up being a Chem professor..Kind of ironic...I was going to be a legal secretary so I would never have to leave Santa Rosa (and my mom). So, I took accounting, short hand, and typing...the typing skills have helped me our more than any other class I took in HS!!

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