Kimberly Jung – United States

Kimberly Jung

CEO and Co-Founder of Rumi.

As a saffron aficionado, Kim presents at various culinary institutions and restaurants to teach about the basics of saffron quality, taste, and culinary use. Previously, she was a U.S. Army Engineer Officer who led a platoon in Wardak and Ghazni provinces in 2010-2011 and served with provincial reconstruction teams as a female engagement team member to help empower Afghan village women. She holds a Professional Engineering license in Mechanical Engineering from the State of California and earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2008. She graduated with her MBA from Harvard in 2015. Rumi sources high-end saffron directly from Afghan farmers in an economic partnership.