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Kim Olson

Senior Advisor

Kim is a Senior Advisor at BIT North America based in Washington, DC focused on using behavioral science to improve state and federal government operations, policies, and programs. In 2019-2020, she was a Berlin-based Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, researching behavioral insights and German public policy. Prior to the fellowship, Kim served as Policy Director for Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read. In this role, she designed policies to help Oregonians save for higher education and retirement, and authored the administrative rules for OregonSaves, the nation’s first state-based automatic-enrollment retirement program for private sector workers. Kim previously served in the U.S. Foreign Service in assignments at the U.S. embassies in Bern, Switzerland, and Ankara, Turkey.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and German from the University of Oregon, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master’s degree in German and European Studies from Georgetown University.