"Kim has a knack for inspiring others in such an authentic, humble way. She took time on a weekday to speak to a class of middle school girls at an undeserved school in Oakland. When I asked these girls, who wanted to be a leader, none of them raised their hands. But as Kim told her story of passion, perseverance, bravery and overcoming barriers, the students were transfixed. She tells her incredible story in such an approachable way that it incites their curiosity, and their adventurous spirit. Students who normally can't sit still in class, or who were too shy to talk, were engaged, raising their hands, and asking thoughtful questions. Thank you, Kim. You have changed lives."
Jane Wong Citizen Schools volunteer teacher March 2013