Stephanie Kim, 24 years old, spent six years in the State of Hawaii’s foster care system. 

Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While in college, she worked for EPIC ‘Ohana, a non-profit organization that serves families and children impacted by foster care. She also worked at her college’s student newspaper.

Currently, Stephanie serves as the president of the HI H.O.P.E.S youth leadership board on Oahu. She has contributed greatly to policy changes for foster youth, including laws passed in 2016 and 2018 relating to normalcy and prudent parenting and a foster youth bill of rights. She has presented to and helped train hundreds of foster youth and professionals over the years.

Today, Stephanie works as an associate editor for a local home magazine. She loves dogs and enjoys coffee, books, and baking. She is always on the lookout for her next food, travel or writing adventure.

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2019 Outstanding Young Leaders