Grace Kim grew up in Kent, WA and graduated from the University of Washington with a double degree in Biology (Physiology) and Psychology. Her commitment to social justice developed as an undergraduate through work with the homeless and local high school students. Following graduation, Grace taught science and health at Daniel Webster Middle School in Los Angeles through Teach for America then continued as the founding medical science teacher of Health Services Academy, a charter school in South Los Angeles. While teaching, she helped co-found the first active middle school Gay-Straight Alliance and volunteered as a MESA and HOSA advisor. Following teaching, she worked as an education policy research analyst for the National Council on Teacher Quality, led the operations team at the tech start-up Sift Science, and volunteered as an HIV test counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic. All these experiences have deepened Grace’s commitment to addressing the disparities youth of color face in Los Angeles through clinical, policy, and organizational change.

Undergrad Institution: University of Washington

Hometown: Kent, WA