Senior Policy Researcher
Kim leads SREB’s studies on key policy topics such as federal legislation and the implementation of state initiatives. Kim joined SREB in 2012 and directed the Benchmarking Readiness Standards project for six years. Prior to joining SREB, Kim provided research and technical assistance to state education agency leaders as a senior analyst with the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a coach with the Achievement Council in Los Angeles, Kim supported the continuous improvement of schools and districts across the city and served as the Council’s director of evaluation. Kim began her career as a bilingual elementary school teacher in Los Angeles.
Kim holds a certificate in project management from Cornell University, a Ph.D. and M.A. in anthropology with a focus in education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Virginia.