Hannah Y. Kim

Advisory Board

Hannah Y. Kim is a former congressional aide and senior executive in the federal government with 15+ years of experience in strategic communications, advocacy, and operations in political, nonprofit and philanthropic spheres.

She most recently served in the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Office of Chief of Staff, as the AA and NHPI Policy Advisor. She was originally appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she also served as the Strategic Advisor for the COVID-19 Public Education Campaign.

Previously, Hannah was the Chief of Staff/Communications Director to US Congressman Charles Rangel. During her tenure on the Hill, she chaired the Democratic Communicators Network of more than 500 press aides (2013-15), established the Congressional Yogi Association (2015), headed the Korean American Staff Association, and organized the first-ever TEDxUSCongress (2016).

Personally, Hannah founded Remember727 in 2008 to honor Korean War veterans and spearheaded the historic passage of federal legislation that created a memorial day for Korean War veterans on July 27, 2009. She trekked across six continents to visit and interview more than 200 veterans in 30 countries that participated in the Korean War (1950-53), including North Korea. She also traveled to all 50 states and 4 US territories to thank more than 1000 American veterans. For her advocacy, she was honored as the CA29th Senate District's 2019 Woman of the Year by the California Legislature and has appeared in three documentaries and numerous media outlets.

Hannah’s experiences span working at the United States Institute of Peace and the United States Peace Corps Headquarters, as well as being a published author and entrepreneur all before the age of 25. She studied at various institutions including the Seoul National University, Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

A proud pastor’s kid, Hannah remains committed to public service, lifetime learning, and fitness. She is dedicated to volunteering on boards of several non-profit organizations, and can often be seen speaking or emceeing at various events.