Erin Kim-Cho is the Director of Communications and Development for EMBARC, and beginning in December 2020 she will also take on the role of Program Director for RISE AmeriCorps.
Erin is an adjunct professor teaching speech and gender/race/class in media courses at colleges in Iowa and Nebraska. Previously, she was a professor teaching Journalism and communication courses at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She also worked for two years as a TV reporter at KOMU-TV8 (NBC Affiliate) in Missouri. Her research examines gender and ethnicity issues, especially focusing on the role of online media in the lives of minority women in the US.
Erin was born in South Korea, lived in the US from elementary to 8th grade, then returned to South Korea to finish high school and college. She came back to the US in 2002 for her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She speaks English and Korean fluently. Currently, she lives in Ankeny with her husband and three daughters. In her free time, she loves to watch Korean dramas and travel.
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2012, Mass Communications
M.A., University of Missouri, 2004, Broadcast Journalism
B.A., KyungHee University (Seoul, Korea), 2002, Journalism, Economics