San Francisco, CA


July 29


Ian Kim is an organization and team builder, a campaigner, and a policy advocate committed to helping manifest a truly sustainable world. He is working at the Unreasonable Institute on their global scaling and expansion efforts. Previously, while at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, he advocated for policy solutions to build a strong, equitable and green economy in California. In 2010, he successfully led a coalition (Communities United Against the Dirty Energy Proposition) to mobilize people of color to vote against a major polluter ballot proposition in California. Ian was part of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute Catto Fellowship Program on environmental leadership in 2006-2007. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He and his wife Sunjung Cho live in San Francisco, with their daughter Minju, who is headed into 3rd grade this year (2013).


- Unreasonable Institute, Chief Bamboo Officer (2013 – present) - Rebuild the Dream, Chief Operating Officer, and occasional Campaign Director (2011-2013) - Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, many roles (2003-2011) - Yale School of Management, MBA (class of 2003) - University of Virginia (class of 1997)

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What are your dreams? What are you here to create? How can the AWElife community help you realize your dreams?

I am following my path to be a healer, a social change advocate, and a spiritually connected and grounded being.

Activities, Interests, Hobbies

- piano: classical, rock, improvisation - leadership from the heart - meditation (beginning) - i love playing games and biking with my daughter, Minju



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I am responding to my calling to be a healer -- in the process of applying to medical schools; I am committed to social change. I am left handed. I grew up in rural South Carolina.

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