Kim graduated in 2002 from Stanford University with a major in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish. She stayed in the Bay Area for the subsequent year, working as a teaching assistant at Stanford and as a contributor to the health policy nonprofit organization, Kaiser Family Foundation. She has pursued roles in international health, volunteering in medical clinics in Papua New Guinea and Mexico in the past two years. Now at UCLA, she is also particularly interested in endocrinology, radiation oncology, or physiatry. Outside of school, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.