Erica Kim is the Digital Media Associate at the Institute of Politics & Public Service, where she leverages her agency and in-house experience to integrate communications plans that drive student engagement across program verticals. She also curates digital content to craft the Institute’s overall brand and visual identity, and manages the GU Politics Producers in building student-led initiatives.
Prior to joining GU Politics, she was a Project Consultant at APCO Worldwide’s D.C. headquarters, where she developed digital strategy for globally renowned health care, higher education, consumer product, and global affairs clients.
In 2014, Erica earned her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, where she double majored in Public Policy and English. Currently, she is an active volunteer with the DukeDC Alumni Association, an advocate of racial representation, a literary writer, and avid collector of 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
— Get to Know Erica Kim! —
What do you like to do when you’re away from the Hilltop? Do you have any hobbies?
Writing, hiking, exploring coffee shops, and cheering on my beloved Blue Devils!
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I planned to study design and architecture until I was 15, when I discovered my love for academia and realized just how nerdy I am.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Being able to witness students pursue their passions, overcome obstacles, and discover who they’re becoming. In terms of my work, giving GU Politics a visual identity and sharing the unique stories of our student experiences.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Know your colleagues and care for them. Positive relationships build not just credibility, but also trust and a collaborative spirit. People need to be appreciated.
If you could have lunch with someone dead or alive, fictional or real, who would it be?
A younger version of myself.
A favorite memory from college…
Tenting outside in below freezing weather for months just to get into the Duke vs. UNC game.
Who inspires you?
My best friends – their compassion, love, and the ferocity with which they chase after their career aspirations.