Education : Pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs University of Colorado Denver
Sojeong Kim is pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs at University of Colorado Denver and working as a research assistant in the School of Public Affairs. Sojeong is engaged in a research project that surveys local governments’ opioid policies to better understand how and to what extent policymakers are responding to the opioid crisis. Teaming up with Dr. Swann, she is a lead research assistant who helps the team build national datasets. Before joining the Ph.D. program, she served as a research assistant at the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), conducting research on forest policies related to people’s welfare and health, particularly investigating how specific substances in forests impact people’s health. Sojeong also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is particularly interested in how policies impact society in environmental, social, and economic ways. She earned a BA in Economics, and a master’s in public policy.