Kim’s experience with the ocean began early with trips to the beach and aquariums, boat trips with her family, and getting scuba certified at the age of 13. She was named the 2008 Boston Sea Rover Frank Scalli Intern, and currently resides as the Vice President of the Boston Sea Rovers. She received her BS in Marine Biology from the University of New England. After graduating in 2011, she was certified as a Divemaster and she spent the subsequent two summers as an instructor for Underwater Explorers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium taking kids 8-13 surface scuba diving. While at the Aquarium, Kim interned with the Dive Office and learned to manage scientific divers, repair/maintain gear, and was certified as an AAUS scientific diver. Kim returned from CA and become a NAUI instructor, SSI Instructor, and a DAN Instructor. She has been working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) as the Assistant Diving Safety Officer since 2014, helping to manage their scientific diving program. Kim came on with East Coast Divers the summer of 2015 as the Training Director and has continued consulting with the shop as the Director of Professional Training Programs and Director of Special Projects. Kim received her master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management through the Harvard University Extension Program in 2018.
She has continued to be a true leader for the 30+ dive professionals at our facility. Kim actively trains new students, developing divers, and dive professionals.