Kim joined the IEE as a Technical Management Consultant for PantherlabWorks in February 2019. In this role, Kim primarily works with entrepreneurs on product development and commercialization initiatives. She also assists clients with business planning, brand strategy and fundraising preparation.
Prior to joining the IEE, Kim founded the natural skincare company, Rooted Beauty, which was acquired by a natural personal care industry leader, Seventh Generation. After the acquisition, Kim joined the Seventh Generation team as a Brand Manager, continuing to manage Rooted Beauty until it was acquired by Unilever. Through Rooted Beauty’s giveback program, over one hundred women received vocational training and have been able to escape extreme poverty.
Kim continues to equip women to overcome extreme poverty through her involvement on the Harvest Bridge board and Giving Grounds Coffee. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, playing basketball, tennis, biking, and being active.