Martha Kim

Martha Kim is currently the Director of Research and Workplace Programs at the Level Playing Field Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit which studies and identifies barriers against people of color, women and gays and lesbians in higher education and corporate workplaces. The Level Playing Field Institute offers a three-year, summer residential math and science academy for underrepresented high school students and a scholarship program for underrepresented students at the University of California, Berkeley (Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership). Prior to joining the Level Playing Field Institute, Martha was at an international, New York-based law firm, where she worked primarily in matters of international antitrust and securities regulation. She represented her employer and clients extensively throughout Asia and the United States in a wide range of litigation matters. Martha received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 2003, where she served as a research associate to the Assistant Dean of the School of Public Policy. In addition, Martha was a summer associate at the Business and Legal Affairs Department of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York. Before attending law school, Martha worked at McKinsey & Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. She received her B.A. in Political Science in 1999 from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was the keynote speaker at the Chancellor’s Annual Scholarship Reception. Her research as a Ronald McNair Scholar, regarding racial discrimination in the National Football League (NFL) and how it is a microcosm for discrimination in society at-large, is published by the University of California.

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