Hello there! My name is Katie Zimmerman and I am the new Project Coordinator for The Kim Foundation. I am thrilled to be here and to be a part of all of the great work The Kim Foundation does.
I graduated a little over a year ago with a degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from Central College in Pella, IA (Go Dutch!). After graduation, I worked for Aureus Medical, an affiliate of C&A Industries, on its social media team. I absolutely loved my experience there and learned so many valuable skills, but I had always been interested in working for a nonprofit. The opportunity became available here at The Kim Foundation and I am so thankful that I am able to help spread its mission of raising awareness on mental health and suicide prevention.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. My favorite thing in the world is being an aunt, so anytime I can spend with my nieces and nephew is time that I cherish. I also love outdoor activities such as running, hiking, playing sports, and fishing. I recently spent a week in Canada on a fishing trip with my brothers and dad and guess who had the biggest catch? I think my brothers are still a tad bit jealous. I am shamelessly a fan of puns and “dad jokes”, so I love hearing and telling those types of jokes!
That is pretty much me in a nutshell! I am beyond excited to see what my future holds here at The Kim Foundation.
Katie Zimmerman, Project Coordinator for The Kim Foundation
Katie Zimmerman joined The Kim Foundation in June 2019. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from Central College in Pella, Iowa. During her time in college, she volunteered at many non-profits organizations and took multiple sociology classes which focused on mental health. Katie’s role at The Kim Foundation includes running the social media accounts, assisting in the Youth Advisory Council, and providing mental health awareness and education to the community through A Voice for Hope and Healing presentations.