Kim Hachiya is a 1977 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate with a degree in Journalism. After a newspaper career, she joined the university in 1988, working in University Communication as an editor, news-writer, speechwriter and public relations specialist. She also worked for NET as a magazine editor and PR specialist. She retired in 2014, and is a free-lance writer and editor; she also is engaged in a number of volunteer projects for UNL Emeriti and Retirees Association, Leadership Lincoln, and the Scottsbluff Japanese Hall museum project. She is the principal author of “Dear Old Nebraska U,” published in 2019 by the University of Nebraska Press in celebration of the university’s 150th anniversary. In 2019, she earned a Master Naturalist certification from the University of Nebraska. Her affiliation with Platte Basin Timelapse project involves editing. Kim is a fifth generation Nebraskan. She and her spouse, Tom White, enjoy the company of three pugs and a cat.