Kimberley Richards received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1994. After graduation, she moved to Central Virginia. She worked as a registered nurse at Martha Jefferson Hospital for sixteen years.
She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Virginia in 2015 and began working at UVA. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner.