Kim first became aware of the downside of mobile technology when she found herself in the bathroom of a yoga studio in 2015 reading her emails instead of participating in the class. In between anxious impulses to check her phone, she built a digital wellness company, lilspace, and the Unplug for a Cause® Timer app that was launched in 2018. Since then, Kim and her team have worked with educators in bringing unplugging challenges to schools and other youth communities across the United States.
Before turning her focus to the intersection of digital wellness and social impact, Kim spent 25 years raising money and connecting people to non-profit causes and creating educational, arts and culture programs in and around Los Angeles.
Kim recently took on the role of Executive Director of Unplug Collaborative, home of National Day of Unplugging where she is part of a team distributing free resources to organizers who want their communities to get healthier with technology.
When Kim puts away her phone, she loves to spend time with her husband + 2 adult sons, doing yoga and traveling.
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- MARCUS AURELIUS