Jennifer Kim is a writer, educator, and producer.
I knew very early on that media and writing were my calling. I drooled over PBS pledge breaks as a kid and loved the earnestness of the pledge drive hosts who wore pocket protectors and glasses. Fast forward to now, after having worked many years at a PBS station, in educational media, and as a freelance writer, I happily still make a living working with words and media.
Another passion of mine is taking people on field trips and sharing the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley that I love–with some of the glitz of LA but more of its offbeat sides, the hidden gems.
I also organize gatherings which I call “teaM” or tea mixers. While sipping on tea and meeting wonderful people that I’ve invited, the teaMs have learned about working in tech, building workplace confidence with “receipts” (presented by Yolanda Enoch), the culture of school systems (presented by anthropologist D. Diaz), and adult coloring for stress relief.
I am one of those people who wear many hats–beanies, baseball caps, scarves–and always have projects in motion. Bottom line: I love to learn and I love to share.
My work in TV, radio, film, and photography has been featured on Tell Me More (NPR News), KCRW (NPR radio), KCET-TV (PBS), and in art galleries and film festivals.
2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recognized as an influential educator by an incoming freshman.
2015 First Amendment Challenge Award, presented by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) for media advising and teachings of the First Amendment.
2015 Courage in Student Journalism Award, presented by ASNE, Kent State University, and the National Scholastic Press Association.
2012 University of California, Irvine, Educator Wall of Fame.
teaM is a mixer served with tea and an educationally fun topic.
Photo gallery and resources to come.