Serena Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, lived in Florida, and resides in Denver. She teaches Public Policy Analysis, Evidence-Based Decision Making, and Research and Analytic Methods at the School of Public Affairs in the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of interest include natural resources and renewable energy policy, health policy, institutional analysis, regulatory studies, and data science. She has been involved in multiple research projects on sustainability policy and distributed renewable energy systems. Her research has appeared in Policy & Politics and the Journal of Environment & Development. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and a BA in Economics. When she is not in the office, she goes to the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies games, hiking, and yoga and barre classes.