As Senior Community Engagement Manager, Kim works with frontline communities implementing American Forests’ Tree Equity tools to address urban environmental justice issues. She joined American Forests with expertise in natural resources research, community engagement, environmental education and environmental justice, and equitable development. Kim has over 10 years of experience working with community groups, nonprofits, and state and federal agencies across disciplines. She’s worked worldwide, from temperate rainforests in Southeast Alaska to the threatened tropical rainforests of Australia.
As an anti-oppression facilitator, Kim provides practical tools and strategies to operationalize equity in community processes. Kim’s a seasoned youth leadership educator passionate about designing culturally responsive programming. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management focused on forestry and fisheries and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Education and Communication.