OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

Hanna Kim

Research Assistant


Hanna Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with concentrations in global studies in education and higher education. Her research interests center on the impact of higher education policies on international students’ experiences. She focuses on the impact of campus climate on sense of belonging and identity among Asian international students at U.S. universities.

Kim's work also involves teaching equitable Asian American history education as a response to education policy. Prior to starting her graduate programs in the U.S., Kim worked for World Vision Korea (NGO) as a broadcast filing coordinator, assisting in industry and work.

Kim has worked for the International Program in the College of Education, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Global Leaders Program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She currently serves as a research assistant for the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History project and for OCCRL.


  • Doctoral Student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Modern Languages with concentration in applied linguistics and teaching English, University of Mississippi
  • B.A., International Cultural Studies, Education in Early Childhood, Soonchunhang University