Kim is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where her interest in environmental conservation and sustainability was sparked. She has involved herself in numerous sectors in the field of sustainability including corporate social responsibility, energy efficiency, renewables, demand-side management, sustainability strategy for municipalities, and cost-benefit analysis for implementing sustainability programs.
Previously, Kim worked on YR&G’s (WSP’s) Performance and Operations team and the Design and Construction team, working with clients to incorporate green building best practices throughout design and construction and into ongoing operations–primarily working with the green building accreditations LEED v2009 and v4, WELL, and the Living Building Challenge. Prior to that, Kim worked for Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) as a Policy and Research Intern and, later, as a Sustainability Fellow. She worked directly under Bill Becker and Hunter Lovins, performing a variety of research tasks related to climate and energy policy in the US. In correlation with this research, she worked at the Center for the New Energy Economy assisting with their efforts to facilitate the 15 Western states with comprehension and implementation of the EPA’s 111(d) proposed bill to cut emissions from power plants. During college, Kim worked as a Corporate Responsibility intern for Deckers Outdoor Corporation–a fortune 500 company. Through her research for Deckers, she was able to reduce their environmental footprint and save an average of one million dollars in packaging costs, annually.
Kim is an avid skier and loves to travel.