Dr. Mann is a social worker who works with infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. She currently serves as Deputy Director of Research and Child Well-Being at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Kim has been involved in choirs since her undergraduate days at the University of Illinois in Urbana where she sang in the UI Black Chorus. She joined SongShop in 2015 and now studies voice with Dr. Greta Pope.