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Widely recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial leader in education, Kim was featured in Newsweek’s “Women of the 21st Century” as the “kind of woman who will shape America’s new century.” Kim was the founder and CEO of the Parahara Institute, which strengthens and sustains diverse, values-based leaders transforming public education. She was the co-founder of Bellwether, a nonprofit working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students, and co-founder of NewSchools, which is focused on transforming public education through social entrepreneurs, where she helped to catalyze a bipartisan, cross-sector community of change agents for public education. She has helped to incubate numerous organizations and has served on a range of boards. Earlier in her career she served as a founding team member at Teach for America, created and led an AmeriCorps program for community-based leaders in education, managed a business start-up, and completed a stint in early online learning at Silicon Graphics. Kim has a BA in political science from Columbia, and an MBA from Stanford. She lives in CA with her husband and two teenage daughters.