I am a 4th year PhD candidate in Dr. Arianna Gard's Growth and Resilience Across Development Laboratory. I graduated from the University of Maryland in Spring of 2019 with a dual degree in Physiology & Neurobiology and Food Science, with a minor in Italian language. During this time, I was a research assistant in Dr. Alex Shackman's Affective and Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, and contributed to studies that examined the neurobiological basis of human fear and anxiety using fMRI-based methods.

Currently in my graduate studies, I am interested in studying how levels and instability in early-life socioeconomic resources impact the behavioral and brain correlates of internalizing psychopathology in youth.

I am a chair in the NACS Outreach Committee, and have actively participated in outreach efforts within the Diversity and Inclusion Committee!

Areas of Interest

  • Early Life Adversity; Instability in Socioeconomic Resources; Resilience; Neighborhoods; Internalizing (Anxiety, Depression) Outcomes; Affective Neuroscience; Neuroimaging (fMRI); Mixed Method (Quantitative, Qualitative) Approaches


  • B.S.
    Physiology & Neurobiology
  • B.S.
    Food Science
Chair of NACS Student Outreach
BPS 0124
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
hkim1230 [at] umd.edu