Simone Jacobson is a Burmese American writer, performer, and cultural worker. She was born in Phoenix, AZ, and has embraced DC as her home since 2001. In 2009, she co-founded Sulu DC to support Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists and in 2013, she co-directed DC LAPP Fest, a District-wide celebration of AAPI artist-activists from across the country. Jacobson received a BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and an MA in Performing Arts Management from American University. Her writing has appeared in The Tidal Basin Review, The Root, Gawker, The Pinkline Project, and The Lantern Review. Former Curator-in-Residence at Busboys and Poets and managing editor of Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Jacobson is currently helping to mobilize resources for AAPI students in order to increase their access to higher education at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund.