Kimberly has been fast tracked through the Operations department and eventually into Command but she does have a minor in Counseling from back in her days at the academy. She is normally one that will take advice from her fellow officers under her command and then decide the best way to go through a situation. She is also someone that came be a listener if someone has a gripe or just wants to let some steam out if a crew member decides to go off the record. She is usually a stickler for Starfleet regulations but if she needs to bend the rules just a tiny bit to make sure that things works out smoothly without violating the Prime Directive, she will tend to do so.
Transferring to command the USS Hippocrates, she hopes that she can help people and go further out in the Galaxy.