Kim is an alumna of the Georgia Institute of Technology (BSIM), Georgia State University (MBA, MHA) and the University of Georgia (MA). She has been teaching Math at the University of North Georgia for about ten years. Prior to discovering teaching, Kim's work included, in chronological order, experience with product design in the bio-tech industry (specifically, over-the-counter monoclonal antibody diagnostic products); mathematical modeling for forecasting and rate setting in the health insurance industry; operating an art gallery and studio; and serving as Executive Director of an artist's colony hosting writers, painters, sculptors, potters and poets. Course external research interests include AmerIndian languages and creoles, especially Cherokee and various aspects of Gullah-Geechee, e.g., dialects, contact tone, diachronic change, linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistic factors including both real- and cyber-space linguistic landscapes. She is a member in good standing of the Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia and is currently serving as the Advertising Director for the 2015 LSUGA Conference Committee.