Social Sciences Teaching Fellow

Kim received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of WI-Milwaukee in 2012 and her PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Chicago in 2020. Before beginning grad school, Kim worked in Dr. Christine Larson’s Affective Neuroscience Lab at UW-Milwaukee performing ERP studies of emotion and at the Medical College of Wisconsin in a multi-modal neuroimaging lab. She received her M.A. working in Dr. Jean Decety’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, where her research was focused on the neural and psychological processes underlying empathy and moral development. Her dissertation work was conducted in Dr. Marc Berman’s Environmental Neuroscience Lab and focused on determining the role of nature preferences in the psychological benefits of nature exposure. As a Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, Kim is teaching in the Department of Psychology and conducting post-doctoral research in Dr. Berman’s lab. Her current projects include employing functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity in naturalistic settings, elaborating how heat stress influences cognitive processing and aggressive behaviors, and working to develop novel lab-based methods measuring aggression, attention, and scene evaluation.