Kim was born and raised in Helena, Montana and graduated from the University of Montana in 2003. Throughout their career in Montana, they have worked with the YWCA of Missoula’s Domestic Violence shelter as an advocate and also as the Program Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, working both on the policy level as well as doing grassroots advocacy throughout the state to ensure that reproductive freedoms remain protected in Montana. They have volunteered on several political as well as Non-Discrimination campaigns in Montana.
Over the last three years, Kim has committed much of their work with Pride Foundation to their LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Initiative, partnering with Empower MT and the Poverello Center to convene the first Youth Homelessness Summit in Montana. They are eager to continue this work to elevate the voices of those most impacted and searching for increased support systems and solutions. Kim joined Pride Foundation’s staff in 2013 after being a donor and engaged supporter. They are constantly moved by the passion, dedication and thoughtful and intentional approach taken to address the growing disparities and issues affecting LGBTQ people across the Northwest.