Josh Kim

About Me

I am the Head of Data Science at Lightspark and am currently based in Los Angeles, CA.

Prior to Lightspark, I was a Research Scientist at Meta, where I helped build the Diem (previously known as Libra) cryptocurrency.

I also received my Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University. My Ph.D focused on using applied microeconomics and field experiments to study issues related to poverty.

I am originally from Seattle, WA. In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports (snowboarding, surfing), playing music (piano and guitar), and volunteering.

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