Kim earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University; Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Technology from the University of Illinois; and is currently working on her Doctor of Education Degree in Diversity and Equity from the University of Illinois. She is certified by the Society for Diversity as a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP).
Her 8 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion training and leadership highlights her ability to integrate research, story, and client needs to design and facilitate engaging, value-added programs. She is a facilitator for Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), a local and national group that calls on White people to participate in the movement for racial justice. Her mission is to empower other White anti-racist educators in the journey to expose the racial hierarchy. Kim’s fundamental belief is that by examining our own status and building our racial literacy we can collectively use our privilege to disrupt inequity and work for social justice.
With 23 years as an educator, ranging from elementary school to serving as a Senior Content Specialist to design digital content, Kim provides a deep understanding of learning and engagement. As a leader in equity, she utilizes her knowledge of curriculum design best practices to create remote and in-person workshops, trainings, courses, and book groups related to equity for over 8 years, including Examining Bias and Privilege, Deficit Ideology, and White Allyship, utilizing research like Dr. David Campt’s White Ally Toolkit.