Simone is CompassPoint’s Operations Coordinator. She supports the CompassPoint team and all on-site program participants by helping to make our space inviting, inclusive, and safe. She also supports key human resource functions across our organization.
She is honored to have worked alongside nonprofit organizations and community leaders fighting for racial equity and dismantling oppressive structures. She holds over ten years of experience in community engagement, organizing, and project management.
Simone believes that emotional intelligence, self-care, and empathy-based practices are tools for innovative and sustainable transformation. One of her proudest accomplishments is founding Table 4 All in 2015—a food redistribution organization fighting hunger in Alameda County—and serving as the President of Black Women Organized for Political Action, Oakland/Berkeley chapter.
She is passionate about healing intergenerational trauma within black and brown communities by working to decolonize systems and institutions while replacing them with liberatory practices. She loves working with self-identifying POC womxn, non-traditional students, elders and LGBTQIA folx in restorative practices which promote healing the trauma of racism, sexism, and homophobia.
She is currently working toward earning her Bachelor's in two areas of discipline: Organizational Psychology and Women's Studies at Cal State East Bay. Outside of CompassPoint, you can catch her being a fairy, reading, exploring affordable-but/and-tasty restaurants, dancing in the sun, and playing alongside her nine year old child, niece, and nephews. Power to the People.