Kim has spent nearly two decades working in television news, where she has thrived in the fast paced, 24 hour breaking news environment. She began her career as a Video Journalist at CNN, coordinating news coverage with bureaus all over the world. She's helped cover some of the biggest news stories of the 21st century, and was awarded an Emmy for her contributions to CNN's coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In 2010, Kim joined the fight for Marriage Equality, organizing volunteers to make phone calls, write letters and march. She was a founding board member of the White Roof Project, an environmental non-profit aimed at reducing the threat of climate change. She spent two years as the Legislative Committee Chair of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, lobbying elected officials in Albany and fighting for gun safety throughout the state. When a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students at Kim's alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she worked with fellow graduates to mobilize former students and push for tougher gun laws.
When Kim became frustrated with the lack of political engagement in her neighborhood, she, along with some friends, founded the Four Freedoms Democratic Club. The following year she ran for Democratic District Leader on a platform of reform and transparency, and won against a longtime incumbent. Since being elected Kim has led a reform movement within the Manhattan Democratic Party, fighting for stronger ethics rules, and pushing for a ban on paid lobbyists in party leadership positions. She has also recruited dozens of people to run for County Committee, the most local elected office in New York.
Over the past several years, Kim has organized a number of community forums on issues such as housing, election reform, and vacant storefronts. As a District Leader, Kim often connects local residents to their elected officials and helps them navigate the various city agencies, sometimes even submitting requests on their behalf. This year Kim founded Yorkville Buy Local, an advocacy group that works to promote and protect local small businesses. She's volunteered at Carl Schurz Park, the Yorkville Common Pantry, and at the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.