Kim is a life-long Democrat and dedicated political activist. Since 2015 she has served as District Leader, representing the 76th Assembly District, Part B.
She has been active in local politics since 2009, when she joined the fight for marriage equality in New York State. Over the past nine years she has volunteered on dozens of campaigns and has advocated on a host of issues, including reproductive rights, affordable housing, living wages, campaign finance reform and environmental sustainability.
In 2012 she served as President of the Manhattan Young Democrats, helping to lead the fight for Paid Sick Leave and organizing bus trips to Pennsylvania for Barack Obama. In 2014 she helped found the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, hoping to bring more transparency and youth participation into Upper East Side politics. That same year she was named Manhattan's Young Democrat of Year for her work on behalf of the Democratic party.
She was a founding board member of the White Roof Project, an environmental non-profit committed to curbing climate change, as well as the former Legislative Committee Chair for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Since 2015 she has served as a Vice President of Greater NYC for Change, organizing volunteers for state legislative races.
This year Kim founded a local advocacy group called Yorkville Buy Local, which aims to promote and protect our local small businesses.
She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. For over a decade she has worked at various television news outlets, including Florida's News Channel, CNN, CNN Financial News, and Bloomberg TV. In 2002 she won an Emmy award for her contributions to CNN's coverage of the September 11th tragedy.