Kim Korona

Kim Korona

GSSW-Non-Teaching Fac Adjunct

What I do

I strive to understand the complexity of pressing issues facing our world, and to consider the ways in which those issues impact people, fellow animals, and the natural world. I work to inspire a more equitable, compassionate, and sustainable world by teaching Humane Education with the goal of empowering young changemakers, and by supporting future Humane Educators.

Professional Biography

Kim has been involved in the Humane Education field for almost 20 years. She currently serves as the Senior Program Director at the nonprofit organization Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART). While at HEART, Kim has taught programs about human justice, animal protection, and environmental ethics to K – 12 students and designed in-school, after school, and summer camp programs. Additionally, she has developed educational resources, presented at national conferences, and created and facilitated professional development trainings and courses. For several years Kim also conducted workshops for the Institute for Humane Education. Kim previously worked for the Michigan Humane Society (MHS), where she reached about 9,000 students in three years. She created and provided their first ever adult Humane Education presentations and trained volunteers to offer presentations as well. She received her M.Ed. from Cambridge College in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), along with a Certificate of Humane Education from the IHE. She earned her B.A. from Goddard College in affiliation with Green Mountain College in Vermont. Some of her past experiences which shape her work as an educator today include: working at a daycare that served underpaid families, volunteering for the Institute for Nature and Society in Oaxaca in Mexico, starting an Amnesty International Chapter at her college, and interning at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and Farm Sanctuary. Kim served on the board of the Humane Education Coalition (HEC) for five years, contributing to their efforts to offer services to support humane education practitioners and uplift the field of Humane Education. Kim is an active member and volunteer for a local plant-based advocacy group, VegMichigan, providing help at events and participating in their Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) which she co-created. She is dedicated to working for justice for people, fellow animals, and the natural world, not only in her work as an educator, but also in her personal activism and advocacy. She currently lives with her spouse and their cat companion on the occupied lands of the Peoria, Anishinabewaki, Bodwéwadmi, Meškwahki-aša-hina, and Mississauga Nations, also known as Metro-Detroit, Michigan.