| WRC Interim Director
B.A. University of California, Berkeley (Geography) 1990
M.A. University of Oregon (Community & Regional Planning, Environmental Planning) 1996
Kim started her natural resource career as an environmental planner and worked for over a decade as a regional and city planner in Oregon and California. Kim taught a wide variety of courses at Minnesota State University in the Geography and Urban and Regional Studies Departments before joining the Water Resources Center in 2001. At the Water Resources Center Kim primarily focuses on planning, outreach, and civic engagement. Kim collaborates with WRC staff, students and local staff to distil and disseminate watershed data in engaging manner. She enjoys the challenge of taking technical and scientific information and helping to make it understandable to broader audiences. Current projects include the Le Sueur River Watershed Network, Watonwan River Citizen Engagement, and the Minnesota Nutrient Planning Portal. Recent projects include the Ask and Expert about the Minnesota River Videos, Minnesota River Trends Report, State of the Minnesota River Reports, State of the Cannon River, and developing web-based interactive features for the Minnesota River Basin Data Center, among others. She serves on the board of the Friends of the Minnesota Valley, Friends of Minneopa State Park and the Action Board and Management Committee of the Minnesota River Congress.