KIM Hyun Kyung is a Hong Kong University of Science and Technology graduate with a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering. As an AFLSP Scholar, in 2015 she participated in the BXAI Summer Program as a Scholar and joined in 2016 as a group facilitator.
Kim deeply appreciated the value of diversity within her group. Her group in particular, which she praised for being very active and consistently coming up with good ideas, included scholars from countries such as Ghana, Malaysia, China, and Japan.
“They had different backgrounds, which gave them different ideas, so that was definitely good,” said Kim. Although the topics were similar to the ones in 2015’s program, the speakers were different and provided new insights. Furthermore, while Kim’s field of study makes her well acquainted with environmental issues, she was intrigued by other issues such as poverty or the role of women in society.