"[crying after Claire Huxtable asks about her career goals] Everybody expects me to be good I'm not good. What if I mess up on a patient? I can't even chop zuchini,"
- Kim Reese
Kim Reese (born Kimberly Reese) is a native of Columbus, Ohio and daughter of detective Clinton Reese. Since her family was not as rich as Whitley's, Kim paid for her education through scholarships and part-time employment at The Pit. Her employer Mr. Gaines, named her "employee of the month" for numerous months. Kim was a straight A medical student and she also participated in many campus clubs including a sorority. Kim's friends worried about her taking on more activities than she could handle and encouraged her to relax once in awhile. In later years, Kim began dating fellow student Ron Johnson but the relationship was ended when Ron fell in love with Kim's best friend Freddie Brooks.
Kim was a dedicated student and often overachieving in her aspirations to become a doctor.
- Kim was a part of Alpha Delta Rho, sorority (ΑΔΡ)
- Kim is the only character to have seen Lettie openly yell at someone