H. Kim Bottomly

President, Wellesley College

Kim Bottomly, a renowned immunobiologist and former deputy provost at Yale University, is Wellesley College’s 13th president. A Montana native, Bottomly graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in zoology and earned her doctorate in biological structure from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1980, she did postdoctoral work in immunology at the National Institutes of Health. She has written more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured widely at universities in the U.S. and around the world. She serves as an Institutional Trustee at WGBH, a public television and radio broadcast service based in Boston.