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Simone Egwu is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. Her Nigerian and German parents pressed the importance of education upon her, ensuring she made it to the University of Virginia. She graduated with a B.A. in Government and a Master’s in Public Policy while playing for the varsity women’s basketball team. A native of the D.C. area, her passion for equitable education began as a teenager. She attended elementary schools in D.C. and Maryland and saw the unbalanced distribution of resources in communities of color and committed herself to addressing those inequities.
Simone spent her early career at the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She supported a grant program for historically black colleges and universities focused on creating bridges to careers for recently graduated student-athletes. Her time at the NCAA cemented her belief in education as a foundational piece of creating access to opportunity for students of all backgrounds. She comes to Kindred from social impact consulting with Deloitte, where she spent five years working with non-profit clients focused on increasing equity and education outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Simone joins Kindred as the Director of Online Community. She will focus on creating meaningful virtual connection for Kindred families in the new distance learning ‘normal.’