A native of Southern California, Kristin Lim graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and received her Master's in English Education from New York University. Kristin spent several years teaching English at the High School of Fashion Industries, in New York, where she worked with all grade levels, gaining experience in a broad range of classroom settings including ESL, inclusion, and Advanced Placement. At Fashion Industries, she worked on literature based curriculum development, emphasizing critical analysis and writing. She also served as Director of Admissions at the school. In addition to her work with Accelerated Literacy Learning, Kristin has also been on staff with Wow Writing Workshop, facilitating workshops on college essay writing for high school students. As a writer, she has published personal essays for Women's Voices for Change (womensvoicesforchange.org). In the private sector, she has worked in brand development and marketing for two multinational companies.