Seokmin Kim

Seokmin Kim

Career Interests

Conservation, International Development, Community Based Environmental Management
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master in Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment 
Duke University¸ Durham, NC
Ecosystem Sciences and Conservation Concentration
Certificates in Community Based Environmental Management and International Development
 
Bachelor of Arts, June 2014
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Certificate in East Asian Studies
Sigma Xi Honor Society Inductee

Professional Experience

Member, Duke Climate Coalition, Durham, NC 
Organized and participated in weekly environmental advocacy and awareness actions. Brainstormed future actions during weekly meetings. 2017-Current
 
Board of Directors, Friends of Fiji, Washington DC 
Reviewed current Peace Corps Volunteers’ written grant requests for development projects and funded up to 1000 USD per project. Helped organize the biennial fundraising gala in partnership with the Fiji Association of Washington DC and raised 16,130.82 USD for repairing and improving the Navatusila District School in Fiji. Edited the quarterly newsletter for Friends of Fiji members to advertise for events, fundraisers, and relevant news. 2017-Current
 
Campaigns Intern, League of Conservation Voters, Washington DC
Helped coordinate field campaigns in North Carolina, Maine, and Montana. Reviewed field reports from state directors, attended weekly conference calls, and created infographs summarizing each state branches’ accomplishments and mission. Lobbied North Carolina members of Congress on environment issues with North Carolina League of Conservation Voters and Climate Action North Carolina. 2017 -
 
Community Health Empowerment Worker, Peace Corps Fiji, Nadarivatu, Fiji 
Integrated health education into the school curriculum and reinforced healthy living practices in rural communities by partnering with the Ministry of Education and Nadala Village. Taught over 100 students at Nadarivatu Primary School in health, environmental sciences, math, and English. Coordinated with federal and local partners to expand and renovate the old village water system; obtaining nearly 400,000 USD in funds from the Prime Minister’s office of Fiji. Helped organize a high school youth camp of about 60 students, raised awareness of the seriousness of climate change and the importance of proper waste management, and led a creative recycling activity. Obtained 20,000 USD through a Peace Corps Partnership Project (PCPP) and an USAID funded Small Project Assistance (SPA) Grant to reconstruct the Cyclone-damaged dining hall and walkway. Revived the Peace Corps Fiji quarterly newsletter and served as its Editor-in-Chief; providing a forum for current volunteers to share their thoughts and experiences with the group and to interested parties in the United States. 2014-2016
 
Emergency Medical Technician, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Princeton, NJ 
Conducted on-site patient assessment, administered first-aid care, and provided prompt transportation to a hospital. Volunteered a minimum of 24 hours a month. Assisted with community relief efforts during and after Hurricane Sandy by evacuating a nursing home and providing emergency medical needs in the township. Promoted to Driver Trainee and learned the basics of driving an ambulance. 2011-2014
 
Semester Abroad, Kenya 
Performed field research in eco-hydrology, conservation, and ecology to understand the scientific background of Kenyan ecosystems and to train in field methods. Addressed agricultural challenges and human-wildlife conflicts with the Kikuyu and Maasai people. 2013

Additional Information

SKILLS
▪ Development: Integrating into communities, conducting community needs assessment, liaising with developmental agencies, teaching school-students and adults
▪ Ecology: Laying field transects, distinguishing morphospecies, calculating species accumulation, estimating species evenness and richness, surveying mammalian dung
▪ Technical: R, GIS (Arc Pro), JMP 10 Statistics Program, MatLab, Database management ABSTRACTS
▪ Crutsinger, G.M., M.A. Barbour, T.R. Kartzinel, S. Kim, J.R. Goheen, T.M. Palmer, R.M. Pringle. Large herbivores and rainfall control arthropod communities in an African savanna-woodland ecosystem. In preparation.
▪ Qinyi Jiang, William Young, Michael Oshinsky, Se okmin Kim, and Evan Klein. ‘Validating a Definition of Alcohol Sensitivity in Women with Migraine,’ Neurology 82, no. 10 (May, 2014): Supplement P6.211.
• Languages: Korean (Native) English (Fluent) Fijian (Upper Intermediate) Spanish (Beginner)

Skills

community-based management
ecology
international development policy
project management
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

English
Korean
Spanish

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Southeast

Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank