Aaron Kim

Aaron Kim

Lab Coordinator, CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice, School of Social Work

Aaron, MDiv, MSW coordinates social justice initiatives and community service programs to meet critical needs. He is seeking to connect with students, alumni, researchers, faculty, and staff to cultivate pipelines of opportunity and engagement.

Aaron's career and all work toward meeting critical social needs are rooted in the experiences of his family and loved ones through exploitation, houselessness, justice system involvement, neglect, poverty, cultural bereavement, and separation. He continues to challenge his implicit biases and remains close to the work through the coordination of justice initiatives, organizational structure, partnerships, pathways, and workflow.

With experience in International Social Welfare and Services to Immigrants and Refugees, he has worked extensively in Anti-Human Trafficking and Refugee Resettlement. Aaron has worked in direct practice as well as in administration, policy, task forces, outreach, and development in these fields. Since 2003, he has traveled and served in various NPOs and is a lifelong learner of how to better support meeting critical needs and building community engagement across the world. He is also an active leader and Eastern U.S. district representative within his faith community.

Aaron holds an MDiv from Drew University and an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work with a specialization in Leadership Management and Social Entrepreneurship for Social Justice (fka SEA).