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Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim

Program Analyst

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Washington, Washington, D.C.

Kelly is responsible for driving the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)'s youth engagement initiatives. She has a background in public administration, project management, public policy, community engagement, and attended California State University Fullerton.

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"One must have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Community development Youth engagement Environmental stewardship

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

Program Analyst

• Provide support to OSMRE regional offices for youth and volunteer opportunities.
• Implement and develop OSMRE initiatives in accordance with the Secretarial Order for Engaging the Next Generation.
• Conduct briefings that communicate facts and recommendations for new and existing directives.
• Develop multi-level partnerships to advance OSMRE youth and service opportunities.
• Serve as key member of youth and volunteer working groups. Collaborate closely with others throughout the federal youth programs community.

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U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

Public Administration Fellow

• Assisted Senior Program Analyst and VISTA Teams Founder in administrative and communication tasks.
• Collected, analyzed, and compiled statistical data.
• Prepared reports and project proposals in support of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement VISTA initiative and other youth programs.
• Assisted with the implementation and development of two national youth initiatives: the DOI VISTA initiative and the OSMRE AmeriCorps Fellows program.
• Restructured and implemented the Basic Engagement Plan, a policy that encourages local organizations to engage in civic engagement and multilevel partnerships. Research was gathered over the course of a year and narrated in a final report.
• Coordinated the OSMRE Semester Internship Program in Washington, DC, supervising a total of 27 students.

Career

City of La Habra, Children's Museum

Visitors Services Assistant, Environmental Education Specialist

● Engaged hundreds of K-12 students in daily activities and lessons about water conservation, alternative energy resources and history.
● Restructured protocol for issuing in-kind donations to local institutions and created a toolkit for future guidance.
● Assisted Senior Curator in exhibit installation and detail work.

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U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

Research & Policy Intern

● Drafted a project proposal for the DOI VISTA/AmeriCorps Initiative to expand federal employment opportunities for youth and national service throughout the Department.
● Assisted in the development of a Friends group for the OSMRE/VISTA Teams.
● Generated a quantitative report on the value of an OSM/VISTA Volunteer in rural communities through thorough analysis of quarterly report data collected over a 10-year period.

Career

Organizing and Uniting to Restore Shalom

Intern Supervisor

● Organized inaugural blood drive fundraiser to raise funds for USC Norris Cancer Hospital.
● Recruited and mentored five student interns.
● Partnered with community leaders to provide tutoring services to inner-city students.

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Career

U.S. House of Representatives

Intern

● Coordinated and recruited volunteers for local community events
● Assisted in communication and administrative tasks

California State University-Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Public Administration