Speaker Profile

Andy Kim

Andy Kim (he/him/his) is a native of Athens, GA, a child of Korean immigrants, and the co-founder and past member of "Freedom at Emory," a student-led advocacy group for undocumented students at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He led a successful initiative that provided need-based financial aid and campus resources for DACAmented students at Emory with Freedom at Emory and Freedom University, an underground freedom school that provides college-level classes for undocumented students. He also served as a staff member for Freedom University and supported their direct actions against the Georgia Board of Regents and their policies, which ban undocumented students from enrolling in and receiving in-state tuition at Georgia's public universities. Currently, Andy is an Emerson National Hunger Fellow in Washington, DC working on immigrant and labor rights issues at Farmworker Justice. Andy will begin a PhD program in anthropology at Northwestern University in the fall.