Deep Dive: Celebrating Black Lives Counselor
Simone Edwards is a City Year AmeriCorps Member at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. After graduating with her B.S. in Political Science: International and Comparative Studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she completed three months of her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Guatemala. There, she was able to explore two of her passion areas: education equity and immigrant justice. The pandemic landed her back in the United States, and she began her work with City Year. She is still involved in a few social justice organizations in Guatemala and recently started a nonprofit in Chattanooga focused on giving winter clothing to children in need. When she is not working, you can find her painting, dancing, reading, applying for law school, and caring for her plants.