Michelle Kim

The MOSAIC Center


Michelle joined the Redhawk family in July 2012 and has called Seattle "home" since then. Seattle is a special place because it's where she met her husband and started a family. Michelle is a 1.5 generation Korean immigrant. Though born in Korea, she refers to the Bay Area as her hometown. Michelle is a first generation college student (first in her family to obtain a college degree in the U.S.), having earned her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from University of California, Irvine. She is also an alum of The Ohio State University where she received her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

As the Director of the MOSAIC Center, Michelle continues in her mission work of creating space (systemically, spatially, and emotionally) for all voices to be shared, heard, and valued on this campus. She believes in the work of reconciliation and the power of narratives; that in sharing stories, we can complicate our understanding of the ‘other’, undo assumptions, and build new and healing perspectives. Her passion for the work of student affairs is rooted in empowering students and providing direction and accountability for their growth.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys napping and eating good food with family and friends. She also loves dogs, donuts, and watching K-dramas and K-variety shows.


  • B.A. in Criminology, Law, and Society
  • M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs