Kim is a Climatologist for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) at the University of Michigan. In this role, she supports various GLISA projects and products for their partners and stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes region. Her recent work includes the development of an annual climate summary under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, a sustained assessment of lake levels, and ongoing collaborations with Great Lakes cities to incorporate climate information into their municipal planning and decision-making. She is also engaged in research broadly focused on the impacts of climate change on Great Lakes water levels.
Prior to joining GLISA, Kim worked as a Summer Fellow for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGRL) and completed her Master’s research with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), where her work primarily focused on regional climate modeling and hydrologic forecasting. She received an M.Eng. in Applied Climate and a B.S.E. in Earth System Science and Engineering, both from the University of Michigan’s Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department.