Simone is a performer and independent curator of artistic talent, projects and programs. She is the founding co-director of Sulu DC, a monthly showcase of Asian and Pacific Islander American performing artists in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and her writing has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly as well as multiple blogs, including IHM9to5, The Lantern Review and The Couch Sessions. Her project management in the arts spans from nurturing independent artists to advising major arts institutions. She is a proud Burmese-American gypsy currently pursuing an MA in Arts Management at American University and the managing editor for Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.