Kim has used her combined experience as an educator, cross-country and track coach, and outdoor trip leader to build a career that reflects her strong commitment to empowering young people to bring out the best in themselves. Kim began her career as an educator leading 40-day adventure leadership trips in Alaska and after several years as an outdoor educator, Kim took her experiential education expertise into the classroom to teach Social Studies and Humanities in public high schools. Kim holds a BA in History and Political Science from Northwestern University and a MA in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although a Chicago native, Kim spent most of her adult life in California before relocating to Colorado six years ago. She has a special interest in working with high-risk teens and underserved populations. Kim has a strong sense of social justice and is deeply committed to incorporating character education into her academic curriculum. As an avid trail runner and marathoner, Kim is always on the search for her next big run. Most recently she ran from Ouray to Telluride in the 18-mile Imogene Pass trail race. She is happiest while exploring natural spaces with her husband, two young sons and her dog, Chancho.