Kim was a native of Virginia before she relocated to Massachusetts. She graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 2001 with a B.A. in Economics and Business. She worked in government contracts for the Department of the Navy, followed by financial consulting for IBM Global Business before returning to school to study Physical Therapy. Kim graduated Cum Laude as a Physical Therapist Assistant from the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia in 2010. While in school, Kim did her clinical affiliations in hospitals, nursing homes, and military training facilities, with her primary interest in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. Over the years she has been a clinical instructor to students in PTA programs, as well as a mentor to students in high school and college who are interested in the physical therapy field.
A former cross country runner, Kim remains active in swimming, biking and running competitively in various distance triathlons and road races.