Graduate Student

Kyungin Kim uses quantitative and qualitative methods to identify (a) structural barriers and stressors arising from migration and displacement as well as (b) protective and promotive factors that can cultivate resilience and favorable psychosocial outcomes among impacted youth and families. She is committed to generating translational research that can serve personal- and community-level needs and well-being.


Kyungin is an M.A./Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving her BA in 2017, she began working at Airbnb as a risk management specialist, then as a market researcher. With a passion for teaching, she eventually transitioned into a new role as a bilingual kindergarten teacher for ~4-5-year-olds. In 2021, she received an M.Ed. in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University and worked as a researcher at the Center for Trends and Data Analysis at a government laboratory in Korea. At UCSB, she is currently pursuing research that can serve the diverse needs of different international, migratory populations – drawing from research in interpersonal, health, and organizational communication.


M.Ed. (2021), Harvard University (Prevention Science and Practice)

B.A. (2017), University of Puget Sound (International Political Economy)