Christine Kim

PT Aide

RU4 - Escondido


EDUCATION: BA in Anthropology at UCLA

SPORTS:  Tennis, swimming, snowboarding

HOBBIES: Weight training, hiking bowling, going to the beach, drawing/painting, traveling to new cities.

FAVORITE FOODS: Sushi, Thai, pizza, ice cream, beer

WHO YOU ADMIRE/FAVORITE MENTOR: My mom and dad! I'm also learning so much from Arturo, Jason and Connie at RU4. 

NICKNAME: Chris;  Doyoun (pronounced "doh-noon" - my Korean name that my parents call me)

FUN FACT: I played violin for 10 years competitively and had the privilege to study under the concert master of the San Diego Symphony.

Christine grew up in San Diego since the age of 9, but has vivid childhood memories of growing up in the Kentucky countryside! Music was a big part of her life as she started violin at the age of 5, performing at recitals and concerts with youth orchestras and entering music competitions.  She loves her dogs Winnie and Toasty. 

Christine played tennis in high school, but focused on prioritizing health, fitness and mindfulness after fighting disordered eating patterns and body image issues in college. She graduated from UCLA (go Bruins!) with a degree in Anthropology, but always had interest in the medical field.  Taking courses in anatomy and physiology sparked an interest in the human body and its powerful and resilient capabilities and she hopes to become a physical therapist one day.  Christine was excited to volunteer at Rehab United and was even more excited to join the team as a physical therapy aide.  She believes that physical therapy maintains a critical role in keeping humanism alive and helping others through physical healing in a world that's evolving to be more automatic each day.