Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. She graduated with an architecture degree from University of Illinois, and then obtained an MS in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Civil Engineering focusing on predicting energy savings from energy service projects. Prior to obtaining her graduate degrees, she worked as an architect and project engineer in Chicago on large public infrastructures. Dr. Kim’s research mainly focuses on the interactions between sustainable building design, facility operation and the needs of the occupants in terms of comfort, well-being, and performance. Her expertise includes assessing the impact of occupant behavior on building energy modelling, building indoor environmental quality monitoring, and facility operational decision-making strategies. Currently, her work includes quantifying the impact of healthy workplace strategies that foster productivity and team collaboration for improved organizational performance.