Kim is one of those people who brings her “whole self” to work every day. As a history buff, she loves analyzing and learning from the past—something that helps her understand how issues can evolve over time. As an athlete, Kim knows how to tap into a deep well of persistence and expert team-building skills—which she harnesses to help clients tackle the toughest problems and build consensus to move forward. Perhaps most importantly, as someone with deep-rooted beliefs in fairness and justice, Kim brings a passion for equity in everything she does—a trait that drives her to help make Michigan a better place.

As a senior consultant at PSC, Kim uses her variety of skills to conduct policy research and analysis for clients on a variety of health, human services, and environmental health topics. She also manages consensus meetings; provides facilitation support; develops and implements qualitative research, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning processes; and writes reports.

Prior to joining PSC in 2018, Kim worked in the Detroit Mayor’s Office as the director for stakeholder engagement. Prior to that, she worked at the Detroit Health Department as the senior policy advisor to the department director and health officer.

Email: krustem@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BA in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and an MPP from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

With PSC since: September 2018

PSC superpower: Collaborating to create the best processes and the most innovative solutions

Favorite part of working at PSC: Developing policy by thoughtfully and intentionally engaging multiple perspectives and diverse voices

Why Michigan? Michiganders are the perfect blend—they’re down to earth and they get stuff done