Over the next 20 years, members of the Millennial and Generation Z cohorts will rise to higher levels of influence in social, business, and government spheres. The identities, preferences, and beliefs of these influential groups will shape the trajectory of our society. Kim’s insights offer different generations the ability to connect and understand each other more.
Director – Social Trends Research
Pew Research Center
Kim Parker is director of social trends research at Pew Research Center. She oversees research on emerging social and demographic trends, manages major survey projects, and writes and edits reports. Parker was previously the associate director of social and demographic trends research and the research director for the Center’s political unit. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, she worked as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She holds a master’s degree in American government from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. Parker is an author of studies on a variety of topics including gender and work, the changing American family, generational change, higher education, the Great Recession, the middle class, aging, military veterans and Asian Americans. Parker frequently discusses social and demographic trends with journalists and has been interviewed by broadcast outlets such as NPR, NBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN.