Kim is a trail runner and engineering student living in Golden, CO. She
started running three years ago, during a trip to the Grand Canyon. Kim
wanted to see the 10 mile Wildforss trail, but pressed for time, began
running. Since then, trail running has become an integral part of her
life and has opened her eyes to a planet in crisis. On Kim's trail runs
she started filling up her pack with discarded oil based plastic packaging,
but instead of complaining about it, she decided to take action. This
led her to enroll in engineering school where her degrees will enable
the pursuit of a career of research in the industry of bio-polymers.
Kim seeks to create a bio-based plastic that will naturally degrade
and do less damage to the planet.
“I have never returned from a run (not even a short two miler) the same
person. Running is perspective and I need to constantly challenge myself,
not just physically but mentally. There are days when it would be easier
to go home and lay on my couch. Those days always make the best runs.
Those days allow me to tap into a strength that I need to remind
myself I possess.
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