Kim is a native of southwestern Virginia and a wife and mother of two small children. Professionally, she began working with health and wellness issues during her undergraduate research, focusing on diet and chronic disease management. After college, Kim served through AmeriCorps and later became an inaugural member of Feeding America’s Child Hunger Corps team, addressing childhood hunger through programmatic interventions in southwest Virginia. In 2014, Kim received her Masters of Public Health from Virginia Tech. During that program, Kim served as a program manager for the Appalachian Community Cancer and project coordinator of the Let’s Talk Public Health youth initiative. She previously worked at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in the interprofessionalism domain. She became an Extension Agent in serving the Roanoke Valley in 2016, providing classes, workshops, and seminars on a variety of wellness topics. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, cooking and gardening. She feels a strong tie to the Appalachian region and the rich heritage of our mountains.