Ms. Grace Kim
Founder & President, GeoStrat Ventures
Grace began her journey through a family-run scholarship fund for refugee students in Asia. Growing up in both South Korea and the United States, she became keen on pursuit of happiness and cultural anthropology and its interplay in the international realm. She spoke at the Next Generation Summit in 2012 on “Finding Happiness within Success - Culture of Connectivity” and completed a study at Yale on a Cross-Cultural Approach to International Ethics on a Research Fellowship.
At the U.S. Department of State, she worked at the Office of Korean Affairs, Office of Analytics, and Office of the Secretary, Policy Planning Staff, where she helped provide strategic guidance to cross-cutting U.S. policy priorities and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies and private entities. Grace also has acted as a Country Ambassador for NEXUS Global Youth Summit to catalyze the Next Gen leadership, philanthropy, and social innovation.
Grace is now at the juncture of connecting the disparate worlds of philanthropy, impact investing, technology, diplomacy, and entrepreneurship for shared solutions. She founded the Collaborative Impact Network to enable collaboration across policy-makers, innovators, thought leaders, and mentors on tackling complex challenges in original, purposeful, and creative ways. She works full-time at Consular Affairs and serves on the Board of Advisory at Atlas Corps and The Bridge, and also a 2018 Global People's Fellow and host of the DC Hub of the Global People's Summit, catalyzing positive change and activating global communities to work towards solutions across diverse sectors and industries.