Grace Kim

Founder, The Collaborative Impact Network, Korean/USA
Grace Kim
Founder, The Collaborative Impact Network, Korean/USA

Grace began her journey through a family-run scholarship fund for refugee students in Asia.  Growing up in both South Korea and the United States, she became keen on cultural anthropology and its interplay in the art of foreign policy. She spoke at the Next Generation Summit on Navigating Happiness through Success. Grace founded the Collaborative Impact Network, a company that provides local network service to underserved homeless populations in Santa Barbara, CA and Nashville, TN. She also completed a study at Yale University on intercultural assessments of human rights for North Korea, which led her into work with the United States Department of State.

At the United States Department of State, in the Office of the Secretary, as part of the policy planning staff, she provided strategic guidance to cross-cutting United States policy priorities and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies and private entities. Grace has acted as a country ambassador for the NEXUS Global Youth Summit to catalyze the next generation of leaders and philanthropists.

Grace is now at the juncture of connecting the disparate worlds of philanthropy, impact investing, technology, diplomacy, and entrepreneurship for shared solutions. She founded the Collaborative Impact Network to enable collaboration across policy-makers, innovators, thought leaders, and mentors on tackling complex challenges in original, purposeful, and creative ways. She serves on the Board of Advisory at Atlas Corps and The Bridge. She is a host of the DC Hub for the Global People's Summit, catalyzing positive change and activating global communities to work towards solutions across diverse sectors and industries.



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