Jennifer Kim serves as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations.
In this role, she oversees 68 District Offices and 10 Regional Offices throughout the country. SBA field offices provide small businesses access to programs and services in coordination with resource partners, lenders, and other local economic development organizations. This nationwide network oversees the delivery and management of SBA’s small business programs, including access to capital, contracting assistance, and business development initiatives.
She has worked for over 15 years to strengthen communities and advocate for the public interest. She started her career as a stakeholder engagement specialist serving as a campus organizer where she recruited, and trained student leaders to manage campaigns to increase renewable energy standards, reduce plastic waste, and worked on efforts to make higher education more affordable. Jennifer directed the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group for four years where she led campaigns in support of toxic-free communities, affordable health care, and consumer protections. She has dedicated many years to increasing voter registration in communities of color as well as promoting youth civic engagement. More recently, she worked to strengthen ties between underserved communities and the public health system to increase vaccination rates.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in History and received a Master’s in Public Administration in Urban and Social Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.