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Liz Kim

Director of Talent

Throughout my career in recruiting and people operations, I’ve carried out my passion for helping people feel empowered to do their best work. The throughline connecting my experiences has been the inspiration I draw from lifting up the ambitions of others—it’s the motivation for everything that I do.

My role as Director of Talent at First Round allows me to bring amazing people in the door, include them in our team and then create opportunities for them to succeed. Before joining First Round, I led recruitment and people operations at Mango Health, where I saw the power of the First Round community firsthand.

I graduated from Tufts University with a major in Economics and a healthy appreciation for the opportunity to learn across disciplines in a liberal arts environment. Though I fell in love with the community, I moved straight back to my native California to live in the consistent sweater weather of San Francisco as soon as I graduated.

Outside of the office, you can find me obsessing over tea and looking for ways to stay active. As a dancer by training, I teach barre to help students feel healthy and strong—the power of movement is a key ingredient and force to helping others feel their best.