Hui Yon Kim is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Prior to joining RAND, Kim worked as a research analyst at Berkeley Policy Associates (BPA), a policy and research consulting firm primarily serving federal contracts. At BPA, she often led quantitative analyses and frequently engaged in qualitative components of mixed-methods research projects in early childcare and education, adolescent sexual health, employment for persons with disabilities, and out-of-school learning programs, among others. Kim was also a key programmer at Acumen, LLC for a multitude of Medicare Part D projects, including work on payment error, coverage, and implementation of national reporting standards for prescription claims.
Kim earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a concentration in social policy. During this time, she completed internships with USDA's Rural Development agency, the City of Monterey's Plans and Public Works department, and the City of Salinas's Neighborhood Services program. She had previously completed her undergraduate studies in two years, earning a bachelor's degree in communication studies from UCLA with Latin honors. Her policy interests include education reform, charter schools, and teacher pay-for-performance.