Kim is a corporate philanthropy and international development professional. She joined the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2012 and leads the Foundation’s programs team, including its HIV/AIDS, Worker Rights and Well-being and Social Justice portfolios. Previously, she oversaw the design and implementation of Levi Strauss & Co.’s Worker Well-being initiative, which improves apparel workers’ lives through partnerships with the Company’s vendors and community organizations. Kim led efforts to measure the impact of the program in partnership with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise at Harvard University.
Prior to joining the Levi Strauss Foundation she was Global Research Manager at UL Responsible Sourcing where she was responsible for following new developments in the social sustainability field and advising UL’s clients on how to manage specific labor challenges in their supply chains. Kim has also conducted extensive research on the business case for responsible labor and managed grantmaking programs throughout Latin America for Nokia and the International Youth Foundation.
Kim received a Master of Pacific International Affairs from University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and a BA in anthropology from George Washington University. Born and raised in Guatemala, she is fluent in Spanish and German and proficient in Portuguese. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, son and their pets.
Kim was voted to the Board in September 2022.