Kim joined the office in fall 2005. As Director, Kim leads the team in the development and administration of study abroad programs, student advising and support, and related services. She coordinates faculty-led programs from the Colleges of Education and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. Kim oversees risk management and liability for the office. She currently serves as the State Representative for North Carolina to the NAFSA Region VII team.
Kim has degrees in Spanish and psychology. Prior to joining the NC State Study Abroad Office in 2005 she spent several years as a study abroad advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her interest in languages and different cultures led her to study abroad as an undergraduate in Spain, and later in Costa Rica. She has traveled extensively throughout western Europe and Costa Rica, and has visited Botswana and Chile, as well. Studying abroad not only changed her perspective on the world and who she was, it also inspired her to work in the field of international education to help other students have similar life-changing experiences while studying abroad!