Irene Kim, Senior Associate

Irene Kim is an urban planner specializing in public engagement strategy and visual communications on a broad range of projects with public agencies including site-specific redevelopment, corridor, housing, parks, active transportation, and construction projects. Her unique experience in planning and graphic design allows her to communicate complex information to diverse audiences in inspiring ways. She is a skilled problem-solver creating innovative and inclusive engagement processes and tools to gain meaningful and constructive outcomes.

Irene is the current Board President for ROSE Community Development and has been involved in the Board for over five years. She has advised the Board and staff on organizational development, strategic planning, fundraising, and communications, and works with underserved, minority families and individuals to address affordable housing and displacement issues in outer southeast Portland.

Irene holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Community Design from the University of San Francisco. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, the occasional art project, international adventures, and spending time with her friends and family. Irene is also fluent in Korean.