Kim is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a J.D. with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, specializing in Animal Law and International Environmental Law.
During law school, Kim served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project (IELP). Her year with the IELP included a special focus on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). While in law school, Kim also participated in a variety of legal projects specific to the trade in and treatment of elephants in captivity.
Kim was Executive Director at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for a number of years, as well as Director of Campaigns and Legal Affairs. She was also the Executive Director of One World One Ocean Foundation.