Episode 47: The Journey of Kyra Kim

Summary

Born and raised in South Korea, Kyra is an inspiration of what determination and hard work can create. Growing up in a rigid, competitive structure where societal expectations were focused on great success, she didn’t exactly fit the traditional mold of family expectations. As a child, she often changed her mind about what she wanted to be and was a free spirit. Despite what others thought she should do, Kyra took her own path and did very well! Today she works for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she studies the Earth’s water. Her focus is on comparing groundwater storage measurements to better understand linkages between groundwater depletion, land subsidence, and geochemistry. Her story is quite compelling, and one to make her family and community very proud!

To learn more about Kyra and her work, visit: http://www.kyrakim.com OR Instagram @whatsheworetoscience OR LinkedIn @Kyra Kim

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