Roger Kim is the Policy Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). APEN organizes and builds the leadership of Asian immigrant and refugee communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN has successfully developed cutting-edge community organizing models in the Laotian refugee community in Richmond and the Chinese immigrant community in Oakland. APEN’s grassroots members have won several significant environmental justice campaigns and, through APEN’s Vote Action program, have educated and turned-out several thousand Chinese and Laotian voters in their native languages on key ballot issues.
Mr. Kim brings his background in the social justice, environmental, and philanthropic sectors to the environmental justice mission APEN. Before joining APEN, he worked at the San Francisco Foundation as the Environment Program Fellow and at Global Green USA on advancing energy-efficient and green building practices in affordable housing developments. In addition, Mr. Kim is on the board of the Center for Environmental Health, the Public Policy Committee of the Greenbelt Alliance, and the Advisory Committee to Congresswoman Barbara Lee.