Kim Penn is the climate coordinator for the Office for Coastal Management in NOAA’s National Ocean Service, responsible for advancing coastal adaptation efforts. Her focus is on coastal community resilience, with a primary interest in natural infrastructure and resilience investment. Kim also provides leadership and support for intra- and interagency activities related to these areas. In 2016, Kim was at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) leading the resilience finance portfolio per the President's Climate Action Plan. Prior to her current position at NOAA, she worked as a climate adaptation analyst at CEQ and as a coastal program evaluator in NOAA. She has also worked in the oceanography program at the Office of Naval Research and for the Florida Coastal Management Program. Kim received her bachelor of science from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and her masters in marine and estuarine science from the University of Maryland.