Marie Kim

Ivorywood Education founder & advisor, College Admissions Expert

Marie Kim is founder and advisor of Ivorywood Education (, the original leadership and specialty area development company to students in grades 6-12 providing cutting-edge solutions and programs to boost extracurricular activities outcomes for college admissions needs. Kim graduated from Harvard College, where she was a Government concentrator, Jim Cramer Scholarship recipient, Harvard Undergraduate peer tutor, and Harvard University Office of Admissions staff member. Kim’s previous roles in politics and business include state campaign headquarters manager for President Barack Obama’s second White House run, deputy field director for the Democratic National Committee spearheading U.S. Presidential election efforts in California, pac finance chairperson securing the win for Councilman Eric Garcetti as Los Angeles City Mayor, regional organizing lead with Hillary for America as well as regional field director for an L.A. City ballot measure. She also helped elect a reform candidate to the L.A. Board of Education as a field operative to the coalition backed by philanthropist Eli Broad, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the widow of Steve Jobs. In Silicon Valley, Kim led competitive strategy for a billionaire angel at a Sequoia Capital-funded predictive marketing analytics firm; then, under her leadership managing L.A. County, the field team at a Benchmark Capital and Google Ventures-backed billion-dollar startup elevated to #1 in the U.S. She also secured record-breaking new business accounts for a Fortune 100 campaign, becoming its #1 marketing manager in the U.S. Kim is director of the Summer Internship Program to Harvard University undergraduates on the Board of Directors at Harvardwood, member of the President Obama Alumni Association, and on the Harvard Prize Book committee. Prior to launching Ivorywood, she recruited and interviewed Harvard College applicants with the Harvard Schools and Scholarships Committee. Kim is a Los Angeles native.

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