Laura Kim is a Management Analyst with the Office of Women’s Policy bringing over a decade of experience working with children and families in variously resourced communities throughout California. Raised below the poverty line to South Korean immigrant parents, her lived experience and practice as a direct service provider in early intervention, education and community health lends a unique perspective to intersectional policy work.
Immediately upon joining the office, Laura was assigned to lead county-wide efforts relating to women’s equality and women’s suffrage efforts with multiple stakeholders in commemoration of the 19th Amendment. Simultaneously, Laura created and developed the first mini-grant pilot as a Community Engagement Initiative to expand civic participation opportunities to communities traditionally disengaged from local government. As part of Covid-19 Emergency Response, Laura executed and led on-site daily testing of staff for Custody Health and Sheriff’s Bureau staff while supervising a small team of Disaster Service Workers. She continues to staff Brown Act Bodies and works closely with the Commission on the Status of Women.
Laura is a graduate of Pacific Oaks College with a Master’s in Human Development and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz leaving with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies. When she is not in the office, you can often find her inside local martial arts academies, attending community art events or playing with her feline friends.