Kim has been working in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering for 7-months, having previously worked in healthcare, legal and education administration and human resources. As an alumnae of Seattle Pacific University, Kim earned an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science and completed a Masters in Diplomacy and Conflict Management from Norwich University. Kim supports EE faculty with their promotion and tenure review, recruitment and search processes and enjoys being a resource for faculty in the department.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I actually grew up in South Africa and Mozambique. My parents and I lived in Southern Africa for over seven years traveling back and forth between the two countries.
One thing you’re willing to spend way too much on . . .
Travel. I try to travel as cheaply as possible so that I can see/do more, but if there is a chance to jump on a plane the purse comes out. The total number of countries I’ve been to already is 33 and counting.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Definitely online shopping. I do it when I’m stressed.
Which TV show do you never miss?
It’s not on anymore, but Madam Secretary. I still routinely watch this show on Netflix.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
My grandfather told me that “if you don’t know, don’t” which basically just means, if there is a decision in front of you and you don’t know whether to do it or not, your gut is probably trying to tell you something and it’s best to take a step back.
What do you most like to do to unwind?
I love being and talking with my husband. I can have had a horrible day, but the second I see him smile at me, everything is better. Being with him is always the easiest way to unwind from the day.