Kymberly Franklin, was born in Michigan, but since 1989 has mainly lived in Nova Scotia. A mother of two, she maintained a successful career while balancing her home life. She has been practicing human rights law for 17 years and has been with the Commission for five years.
Franklin graduated from University of Michigan business program in 1986. Since then, she has worked in both Canada and the United States in entrepreneurial roles as well as in corporate settings. Upon her return to Canada, Franklin studied nursing in Halifax and worked in the field for a number of years before attending law school at Dalhousie University. During her years at law school she worked for the US State Department at the consulate in Halifax in the consular section.
After graduation from law school, Franklin opened her own firm in 2005 and had a very successful general practice, including criminal, family, corporate and human rights law. She closed her practice to pursue human rights law as a specialty and is currently doing so at the Commission.
Franklin has been a presenter at many conferences and presentations on issues of racism, diversity and most recently racial profiling and transgender issues. Her diverse background, both personally and professionally, has allowed her very unique insights into human rights issues. She hopes to continue her work at the Commission, as senior legal counsel, to assist in advancing human rights and educate Nova Scotians.