Simone West

Director of Development

Simone is a growth and development strategist dedicated to social impact work supporting BIPOC equity initiatives. Simone believes that literacy is the foundation of knowledge. As one of the primary ways to expand learning, literacy is at the pinnacle of equity. Everyone deserves the resources to thrive through reading and access the many doors it opens. Simone points to reading and writing as what provided her with opportunities in her career that traditional environments did not. She attributes her ability to grow professionally and ultimately serves others in her community as a direct result of her love for literature.