About

She leads global communications and public relations at the Center for Future Defense Technology and Entrepreneurship, a global hub accelerating startups in aerospace and defense based in Seoul, Korea.

Hi. I’m Grace. I was born in Buffalo, NYC. I grew up in the East Coast, attended Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2015. In the Spring of 2015, I moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at the State Department. I began working at the Office of Korean Affairs and Policy Planning Staff, Secretary of State, and as a contractor at the Office of Analytics and Office of Consular Affairs, where I learned how to forge public-private partnerships based on U.S. foreign policy priorities, and to run digital diplomacy campaigns.

I served as Ambassadorial roles for NEXUS Global and Concordia Summit where learned about enabling impact nationally and globally. In DC, I created a community for “impact pioneers” in both public and the private sector called Collaborative Impact Network, hosted the DC Hub of the Global People’s Summit.

I moved to South Korea in 2019. I am now working at the Center for Future Defense Technology and Entrepreneurship, a hub accelerating startups in aerospace and defense from here in Seoul, Korea.

My prior speaking engagements include the 2018 East Coast Family Office & High Net Worth Conference hosted by DC Finance, Korea Green Foundation, and the Startup Seoul podcast. I’m also on the Advisory Board of Informa’s Family Office Forum and serve as a Committee Member (Private, Public, and Corporate Assessment) at Raikes Foundation. I was named the 2018 Global People’s Fellow and granted Sungjoo Women Empowerment Global fellowship in 2021.

This blog is dedicated to the lessons learned along the way books I found interesting, and my notes on sustainability, aerospace and defense, and VC trends. This is an open and an evolving blog. I always welcome your comments and input.

Email: gracejmkim1@gmail.com

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