Kathleen Kim

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Kathleen Kim is a fourth year undergraduate student who has cultivated her compassion for global social justice through studying Public Health Policy and Educational Sciences. She has gone abroad in all three summers of her college career to Mexico, India, and Thailand. Her experience teaching English in elementary schools in India led her to see the debilitating impact of poverty on educational opportunities. Her study abroad experience working alongside the Mae Tao Clinic and the Burmese refugee population in Thailand developed her interest to work with marginalized populations. Kathleen is in her second year serving on Board for the campus club Korean Campus Missions as an extension of her passion for overseas expeditions and service. She currently interns at the Tiyya Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Santa Ana providing educational opportunities and basic necessities to resettled refugee families in the Orange County. With an additional minor in Civic and Community Engagement, she also aspires to aid in the inception and provision of community-based interventions for marginalized communities overseas. How she will intertwine her interests in public health, global social justice, and community-based service is the journey that awaits her.