Kimberly Jenkins earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington in 2018 under the mentorship of Dr. Raquel Anderson. She received her M.S. and B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her general research interest is the development of grammar and its relationship to cognitive processes (e.g., executive functions) in typically- and atypically-developing child dual language learners (DLLs), with specific focus on children acquiring Spanish and English. Additional research interests include the assessment and treatment of language disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Her current research examines the association between home language experience, cognitive ability and second language grammatical skill in sequential DLLs. The goal of her work is to increase our knowledge of the diverse language profiles of DLLs, inform theoretical perspectives with respect to dual-language learning and determine the most efficacious treatment approaches to facilitate language learning in DLLs with language disorders.