Kim Engie currently works as a Data and Research Analyst at Advancement Project. She is passionate about social justice and works to help understand and illuminate societal trends through research and data visualization. Her work includes contributing to campaigns for criminal justice reform and understanding political participation among communities of color in California. She has a background in social science and ecology, with a PhD in Geography from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree from the University of Washington in Marine Policy. She has studied the effects of conservation policies on fishing communities in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, and firmly believes in the interconnectedness of social and environmental wellbeing. Previous work has included GIS analysis toward salmon conservation in the Pacific Northwest, and teaching aquaculture to farmers in rural Zambia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her California roots began with an upbringing in Burbank, California.