Kim earned a B.A. in English from James Madison University, with a minor in Dance. After working in the book publishing industry and non-profit arena for a number of years, Kim realized a strong interest in waste management and local food systems. She went on to receive a M.S. in Environmental Studies from Ohio University, with a focus on sustainability education in higher ed. She has worked in the Office of Sustainability at Ohio U., the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College, and is now proud to be a Jayhawk! Kim also serves as the education appointee to the Douglas County Food Policy Council.