Kim graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Environmental Geography and a minor in Psychology in June 2012. During her time at Ohio University, she worked on long term research projects through the Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Her research includes a project on the Socio-Economic Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing in Rural Communities. After finishing her degree, Kim completed an internship with the Ohio EPA, where she collected fish and macroinvertebrate data throughout multiple watersheds in Ohio. Her love for nature and all things living began in her rural hometown of Carrolton, Ohio. Kim is very passionate about alternative energy, environmental justice, alternative transportation options and sustainable development. In her free time you can find her exploring new places, painting, playing volleyball, taking photos or taste testing at local eateries.