Kimya Charles began at Nobles in 2010 as the assistant director of diversity initiatives and joined the college office in 2012. She is responsible for the smooth operation of the office and serves as the primary communications liaison to families. Ms. Charles also coordinates on-campus standardized testing. Outside the office, she coaches girls varsity volleyball, teaches personal development, and serves on the upper school admission committee. Ms. Charles has also led numerous Nobles EXCEL trips to South Africa. Before Nobles, she worked in college admission at Amherst College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, and at The Steppingstone Foundation in Boston. Ms. Charles holds Master of Education degrees in human development and psychology from Harvard University, and in school counseling from Boston University. In her down time, Ms. Charles makes it her mission to complete the New York Times crossword puzzle every day; her longest streak stands at over 720 consecutive days.

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