Christine Kim is a social worker at the intersection of homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse with a specialized interest in exploring the human-animal bond in her practice. Christine received her Bachelor of Social Work at New York University where she also coordinated programs at the Environmental Health Clinic. During her time at the clinic, Christine studied the connection between the built environment and mental health and worked on projects that created mutually beneficial relationships between humans and non-human animals. Christine went on to receive her Master of Social Work at University of Pennsylvania and worked in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in housing first, harm reduction programs. Currently, she is the Training and Continuing Education Coordinator at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City and a Research Writer for the National Museum of Animals & Society in Los Angeles. Christine curated the museum's fall 2013 exhibition My Dog is My Home: The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness.
2015 VWSWS Presentation: