Simone believes stories are powerful. Simone received her BS in Television and Film from Syracuse University and worked as an Executive Assistant in Hollywood in order to share this power. After two years in Hollywood, she transitioned into the social impact sector to bridge her passion and interest in rewriting the narrative of mental health in order to invest in wellness for communities of color. Simone most recently worked in well-being and emotional intelligence for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and Google, there she designed user experience to optimize tools, streamline processes and scale an internal well-being program by 6X throughput compared to the previous quarter. This implementation resulted in an increase of data to efficiently analyze participant feedback, user experience, operational excellence, and long term efficacy; she is keen to leverage her learnings and experience to support disparate communities. As the Director Support Assistant for RDA, Simone desires to bring her love for people, process orientation and organizational skills to support underserved populations.