Born in Santa Monica, Kim is a fourth generation Californian and LA native. She graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English Literature from USC. At 22, after three months traveling around Europe with a backpack and Eurorail pass, Kim moved to Washington DC where she worked on Capitol Hill for a Senator and then as a legislative assistant in the private sector. Five years later, tired of the weather and jaded by the politics, Kim returned to California. Since then her employment has included the following (in no particular order): waitress, art gallery assistant, advertising account executive, interior designer, personal assistant, english tutor, house/pet sitter, C-level executive assistant and writer.
From 2008-2011 Kim was a senior writer and editor for Ecosalon, one of the first 'green' lifestyle blogs. It was her first paid writing gig. (Find her portfolio of articles over here.) At the suggestion of a friend she enrolled in a memoir-writing class at a local community college and she hasn't looked back.
Kim lives in Pacific Palisades CA with her pitbull and cat.
BA English and American Literature
Cum Laude 3.75
Architecture & Interior Design