Jennifer Kim is a Korean American drama writer who hails from the Appalachian side of Ohio and now resides in Pasadena, California. She worked as a documentary and educational media producer at KCET (PBS), UCLA, and the Japanese American National Museum. For seven years, she advised nationally award-winning, high school newspaper and yearbook staffs, which inspired her to write teen dramas. The University of California, Irvine and MIT recognized Jennifer as an influential educator, and she won the Courage in Student Journalism Award and the First Amendment Challenge Award with her newspaper staff. Jennifer is a nationally published freelance and creative writer with work appearing in the USA Today, Los Angeles Times, NPR, East West Magazine, KoreAm Journal, and other outlets. For the KCRW show Unfictional, she read her humor essay about learning how to manage a third grade classroom using techniques from the show Law and Order. Jennifer was a student activist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and UCLA from where she received her B.A. in Film/Video and M.F.A. in Screenwriting, respectively. She also completed one year at the Peoples College of Law, an activist law school. Her one-hour TV pilot Newsers was a finalist for the Screencraft Fellowship and Stowe Lab Fellowship; semifinalist in Blue Cat, Screencraft TV Pilot Launch, and Diverse Voices; quarterfinalist for Page. Jennifer enjoys participating in gifting economies, meeting her neighbors, walking the Rose Bowl, and meditating. She also receives great joy mentoring high school students.