Kim's interests include social and cultural capital accumulation and class identity formation in emerging adulthood. Kim is a doctoral candidate concentrating in Culture, Communities and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her ECSP internship explores the social and civic experiences of high-achieving low-income students at elite college campuses. Prior to enrolling at HGSE, she conducted mixed-method evaluations of school-community partnerships and teacher professional development initiatives at a program evaluation firm in Portland, Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bowdoin College.