As Director, Kim leads the team in the development and administration of study abroad programs, student advising and support, and all related services. She oversees risk management and student health & safety. She coordinates faculty-led programs from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. She currently serves as the Education Abroad Knowledge Community liaison to Region VII of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and on the UNC System University Council on International Programs’ Task Force for Risk Management in Study Abroad. Previously she served as the State Representative for North Carolina for NAFSA Region VII.
Kim has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (Higher Education Administration concentration), and undergraduate degrees in Spanish and psychology. Prior to joining the NC State Study Abroad Office in 2005 she served as a study abroad advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill for several years. 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 enjoyed exploring Botswana, Chile, Israel, and Egypt through university partnerships. Studying abroad not only changed her perspective on the world and who she was, but it also inspired her to work in the field of international education to help other students have similarly life-changing experiences while studying abroad!
Kim’s areas of interests include mental health and self-care in education abroad. She is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in education abroad, and works to create access for all students at NC State. Kim is a graduate of OIED’s Equal Opportunity Institute program and an active member in the GLBT Advocate program. As part of these programs, she has completed the National Coalition Building Institute, Project SAFE, and Green Zone training, and is committed to ongoing education for herself and her team. Her office earned the 2019 Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards for their work in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion.Return to Staff