• The Kim Family

Dr. Joon W. Kim

Dr. Kim came to America in 1994 from Changwon, South Korea. He lived in Huntsville, Alabama for a couple of months before returning to Korea to marry Sophia. They settled back in Huntsville, AL and started to raise a family. Robin was born in 1996 and Jenny was born soon after in 1999. Dr. Kim graduated with a doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 2003 and moved to Longview, Texas to begin working at LeTourneau University. In his spare time, he likes to play golf, watch movies, and fix up the car or the house.

Curriculum Vitae


Sophia is an artist and has worked in art for almost her entire life. She graduated from Daegu University in South Korea with a degree in Western Art. Sophia is currently a sales manager and in her spare time likes to draw and play golf. Sophia has been attending Mobberly Baptist Church along with her family since they moved to Longview in 2003.


Robin is currently a third year electrical engineering Ph.D. student at Rice University (www.rice.edu). He graduated as salutatorian of Spring Hill Highschool (hs.shisd.net ) and then attended Rice University where he received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

His research interests are in Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Neuroengineering applications and a member of
The Luan laboratory of Integrative Neural Interface (www.luanlab.net ) at BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE (brc.rice.edu)


Jenny is currently a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). She graduated as valedictorian of Spring Hill Highschool (https://hs.shisd.net ) and then attended Brown University (www.brown.edu) where she received her bachelor's degree in visual arts.