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.