Amanda Kim, communications officer, advances the goals and strategic directions of the Foundation through digital and print storytelling, audience development, outreach, and media relations.
She has over 14 years of experience as a communications officer, supervisor and manager in public sector fields ranging from health and human services to the environment and conservation.
Over the last ten years, she has launched regional communications programs that increased CalFresh enrollment, created awareness of Affordable Care Act services, and engaged the public in open space issues. Her communications work has been recognized by the ESRI Users’ Conference and the California Special District Association.
Amanda received her master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University and her bachelor of American Civilization from Brown University. She is a fourth-generation Californian, whose family has been farming and working on farms since the 1890s. Amanda has a strong affinity for California’s diverse stories and has worked on two California oral history projects, one documenting farmworker life and the other on the history of health sciences in the Bay Area. Amanda is an avid hiker, an amateur naturalist, and food adventurer. She serves on the board of the nonprofit East Palo Alto Center for Community Media.