About Me

I am an Environmental Engineering PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. My advisor is Dr. Evan Variano and I am part of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology research group. My work examines methane emissions from wetlands.

In 2014, I earned both a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University through a combined degree program. My undergraduate honors thesis was entitled "Visualizing dissolved oxygen concentration in groundwater flow using pressure sensitive paint". I worked with Dr. Aaron Packman in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Outside of research, I lead STEMVotes through the Science Policy Group at Berkeley, read a ton of books, run long distances, and volunteer at a suicide prevention hotline. I am originally from the city of Chicago.

Helpful note: You can call me either Kim or Kimberly. My last name is pronounced "HWIN".