Kim’s studies at Michigan State University and in Europe have exposed her to the breadth of the profession. Seeing firsthand how different ecological landscapes, culture and construction methods shape design, she developed a passion for biomimicry while researching environmental design. This formed her understanding of how a natural form and biological function coincide and can be applied in creative ways. Kim’s work on interdisciplinary teams for commercial, environmental, historic, and institutional developments has provided her with a wide variety of experience within the discipline. She strives to integrate biomimicry into the built environment so that urban communities are able to provide equitable access and connection to nature.