Serena Kim, PhD

Scholar in Residence

Portrait of Dr. Serena Kim

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Serena Kim’s interests include energy policy, environmental policy, and collective action. Her articles appear in academic journals, including Energy Policy, Policy Studies Journal, Urban Planning, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, The Journal of Rural Health, Policy & Politics, and Journal of Environment & Development. She teaches Public Policy Analysis, Evidence-Based Decision-Making, Public Policy and Democracy, and Research and Analytic Methods. Her favorite part of her job is working with students, especially through the Data to Policy Project at the Auraria Library at CU Denver. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from Florida State University and BA in Economics and Public Administration from Yonsei University, South Korea. She is currently a part-time MS student in Computer Science at CU Boulder, focusing on natural language processing, data science, and machine learning.

Areas of Expertise

renewable energy policy, collective action, quantitative analysis

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Florida State University

Master of Public Administration
Seoul National University

Bachelor of Economics
Yonsei University

Bachelor of Public Administration
Yonsei University


Integrated Infrastructure Solutions for Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities
Sustainable Healthy Cities Network

Curriculum Vitae