Kim joined the Chancellor’s Office as chief of staff in August 2016.
Kim has a long track record in K-12 education. She most recently served as chief of staff for the superintendent of Syracuse, NY, schools, where she oversaw the coordination of the school district operations and strategic initiatives, worked to ensure effective internal and external communications and to increase constituent confidence in the school district, and served as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Education and to elected officials.
Kim also served in several roles in the Providence, Rhode Island, school system—as director of public engagement and government relations, then as chief of staff, and finally as chief communications officer—all of which helped build her broad knowledge of educational policy, funding, operations, programming, labor management, and constituent and media relations.
Kim earlier worked in the office of Rhode Island governor Lincoln Almond as director of community relations, serving as the liaison between the governor and community leaders, agencies, and other constituents; managing the offices of community relations and constituent affairs; working with state lawmakers on policy and legislative issues; and facilitating appointments to state boards and commissions.
She also previously directed a federally funded workforce and economic development program in Providence.
Kim earned a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University.