Shinna Kim studied an interdisciplinary course of Design and Community Development, which offered her the unique opportunity to empower her community through creative thinking. She was the director of the UC Davis student food bank, The Pantry, a member of We Are Aggie Pride, which helped assess and distribute financial scholarships to UC Davis students -, a Relay For Life team captain, and a volunteer at the UCD Children’s Hospital. Shinna Kim cares about bridging the economic gap, raising cancer awareness, and empowering communities through design. Her goal is to not just to build for the community, but inspire meaning in people’s lives by building with her community members.


Phone: The Pantry Shinna Kim mobilizes in the movement against hunger through her UC Davis student-run food bank, The Pantry. Shinna has worked on community projects with a local elementary school and religious congregations to raise awareness on student hunger, through creative workshops and a collaborative canned food castle project. Shinnas Blueprint addresses the need for healthy and nutritious food by obtaining fresh locally grown produce donated from the UC Davis Student Farm. She also has developed a team-building and leadership development plan that includes workshops and manuals to train future student leaders of The Pantry.