MPA Student Spotlight

Angell Kim


Angell recently participated in the Graduate & Professional Student Council’s (GPSC) Student Showcase 2021 and won second place in the Communications and Expression category!  Her presentation was on soil analysis at the Tucson Village Farm, which analyzed two specific areas of the farm: (1) the East Garden, where crops have been cultivated for many years and (2) the New Plot, which orininally was an area used for golfing.  Angell and her fellow research teammates aimed to compare the soil analyses of the two areas to achieve improved crop yields. Her presentation for the GPSC Student Showcase simplified reading soil analyses at the most basic level and concluded that the soils in both test areas were extremely high in nutrients, which is not always a positive outcome as too many nutrients can cause imbalances in produce.

Angell Kim is a Korean-American born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.  She previously worked for an international medical device consulting firm, women's reproductive rights and health, and served as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Colombia.

Currently, Angell is a first year Master of Public Administration student at the University of Arizona and a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow, where she interns at Tucson Village Farm and also works as a bilingual contact tracer for Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER).  Some fun facts about her are that she speaks better Spanish than Korean and loves cooking and sharing food with others.

Congratulations Angell!