Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University in Australia majoring in Medical Science and Biochemistry. She returned to La Trobe to complete her Masters of Speech Pathology, and has been working as a speech pathologist for the last 10 years. In 2015 she moved to Bangkok, accepting a position in a school for children with additional needs. Kim relocated to Ho Chi Minh City in 2017, where she works as a speech pathologist as well as a Maths and Science tutor. Kim is an avid long distance runner and has competed in races across Australia and South East Asia. She also loves to travel, using running as an excuse to visit new locations.