Kimberlye Kowalczyk (Founder) was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan to an American father and a Korean mother in a small international community dedicated to building intercultural understanding through the arts, reverential ecology, education, conflict resolution, and reconciliation.
She has an MA in Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. Since being the first student at Antioch College to graduate with a BA in Peace Studies and Journalism, she has pursued a deepening interest in Peace Journalism in both her education and career.
Her experiences in media have included working as journalist and lay-out/design assistant for the Kyoto Journal (Japan), as assistant editor and journalist for the Women’s Feature Service (New Delhi, India), as website coordinator for the Peace Mask Project, as web-reporter onboard the 54th global voyage of the Peace Boat, as the resident peace journalist for Transcend International (Austria), and as a Global Campaigner for www.avaaz.org.
In 2008 Kimberlye co-developed the Peace Media Framework with Dominik Lehnert (editor-in-chief of Sudan Votes), considered a highly effective training tool for individuals and groups using media for peacebuilding. She has lectured and facilitated workshops on the subject of Peace Journalism and more recently on Peace Media in Asia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East at universities, research institutes, organizations, and for groups of media professionals.
Later, Kimberlye created Media for Peacebuilding, which aims to organize and facilitate project-based workshops to build sustainable peace through media. Kimberlye is currently living in the Balearic Islands and can be contacted via the contact form on this website.