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Training Director, Arcata, California

Kim leads CSF’s Economics for Environmental Leadership training program, with activities in over 40 countries and five continents. Over the past 15 years she has led the design and implementation of environmental economics courses and analysis projects in Africa, Asia and North and South America on themes such as wildlife conservation, infrastructure development, fisheries management, tourism economics and sustainable development scenarios. She has teaching expertise in natural resource economics, environmental valuation, conservation finance, behavioral incentives, environmental policy, cost-benefit analysis, and strategic communication.  Since 2001, Kim has led CSF’s flagship two-week international course delivered in partnership with Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Prior to joining CSF, Kim worked at Stanford’s Center for Environmental Science and Policy conducting ecological and economic fieldwork in the mangrove forests of Micronesia, and researching vulnerability and resilience in human-environment systems.  Her work has appeared in Ambio, Conservation Biology and Pacific Science. Kim holds a Master’s degree in Earth Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, both from Stanford University.