Kim is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology MCRP + M.Arch dual degree program where her study focused on international development trends and global equity in planning.
Prior to joining AMI, Kim worked with the United Way of Greater Atlanta to design and implement multiple new initiatives within the homelessness and poverty alleviation field. These include the Community Building Institute, the Achievement Club, and the Employment Services Initiative. Many of these programs continue to operate successfully in Atlanta communities today.
Gilma has been an educator with Fulton County Schools for the past 11 years as the Bilingual Community Liaison for Norwood, Hillside and currently Vickery Mill Elementary School. Her work with the Hispanic community is exemplary, as she trains parents to acclimate and thrive in their new communities. For the past three years, Gilma has managed, promoted and raised funds for an overnight summer camp, which accepted 17 kids the first year and 71 the last. She lives in the community where she serves with her husband, an alcohol and substance abuse prevention specialist for the state of Georgia, and her son, who works in music ministry.