E. Tammy Kim, 2012 Ms. Foundation Fellowship Recipient
As the inaugural Ms. Foundation Fellowship Recipient, E. Tammy Kim will research and write about the working conditions of childcare providers and the challenges indigent women face in obtaining childcare. Using journalistic, ethnographic, and policy methodologies, she will support the organizing and advocacy of childcare and domestic and welfare worker groups around the country.
From 2007 to 2012, Tammy was a staff attorney in the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, New York City, where she provided litigation, capacity-building, and research-and-policy assistance to worker centers and other grassroots organizations in the areas of workers' rights and access to healthcare for the uninsured. She also participated in the unionization of Urban Justice Center staff and served as a union representative for Local 2320, NOLSW, UAW. Tammy has taught undergraduate and master's courses at Yale, Cooper Union, and the Murphy Institute, City University of New York, and has written and published widely in popular and academic outlets. She was formerly a judicial clerk to the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton, U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
Tammy graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude with distinction in the major, and from NYU School of Law, where she earned a J.D. and received awards for service, scholarship, and clinical practice. She was raised by working-class Korean immigrants in Tacoma, Washington.