Jennifer Kim, esq.

Jennifer Kim, esq.

Director of Programs

As the Director of Programs, Jennifer leads Ella Baker Center’s policy agenda and manages the Center’s programmatic areas. She began her career at the Center as a volunteer and policy intern while in law school after watching the film “System Failure.”  She enjoys research, data analysis and regards legislative writing as “legal poetry.”

Jennifer’s past experience includes working with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and organizations such as Project Angel Food and Habitat for Humanity. In 2011, she was selected as one of 10 fellows across the country for the Youth Justice Leadership Institute, an initiative of the National Juvenile Justice Network.  In 2012, she was selected to be a fellow of the Budget Advocacy Team of the Women's Foundation of California's Women's Policy Institute.  She has served as Faculty in Residence for Scripps College’s New Leadership program in 2013 and 2014.  Most recently, she is a member of the Akonadi Foundation’s Arc Toward Justice Leadership Cohort.  Jennifer graduated from UCLA with a B.A in English and a B.A. in Korean and holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.  She is licensed to practice law in the state of California. 

Jennifer enjoys cooking, watching Korean films, and hopes to play a zombie extra on The Walking Dead.