Kim is an experienced community engagement professional and project manager with a background in broadcast journalism. She is particularly interested in how media and communications can be used to build community, empower people, and give them a voice. With a PGDip in Broadcast Journalism from City University, Kim started her career as a Broadcast Journalist in BBC local radio where she won a Frank Gillard award for religious programming. Her passion for working with people lead her to the doors of Brixton Prison where she worked for two years teaching prisoners to make radio programmes for the prison radio station, winning two Sony Awards during her time there. She has since developed and managed two major community engagement projects, including the outreach programme for Media Trust’s nation-wide Community Voices project, which aimed to help disadvantaged and isolated communities find their voice and get it heard through digital media. As well as most recently managing UCL’s public engagement work with communities who live around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of them building a new campus there. Kim is currently enjoying being a mother to her young daughter, and outside of work loves family time, gardening, and being outdoors.

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