Kim Levy Huhman was born and raised in Atlanta just a few miles from Georgia State University. She graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and Duke University, where she double-majored in Zoology and Psychology. It was at Duke that Dr. Huhman realized that she was fascinated by the relationship of brain to behavior. She went on to the University of Georgia Biological Psychology program, where she received her Ph.D. in 1988 in the laboratory of Dr. Bradford N. Bunnell. After obtaining her degree, Dr. Huhman was a National Research Council Fellow at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the Division of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. She then came to Georgia State University in 1991 to do a second postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral neuroscience in the laboratory of Dr. Elliott Albers. She was funded during this time with a Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award. In 1995, Dr. Huhman received independent funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health, and she transitioned into a faculty position. She is currently a Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and also holds an appointment in the Department of Psychology. She recently ended her tenure as President for the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (2011-2013), and she has served on a number of different study sections to review grants for the National Institutes of Health including serving as a regular member of the NNRS (Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology and Rhythms) Study Section.