Simone Webster

Simone finds joy in operationalizing the goals of visionary leaders working towards education equity.

She currently works at Education Forward DC where she accelerates the work of education organizations and schools in the city through grantmaking and consulting support. She previously was a data associate on DC Public School’s Enrollment Team where she analyzed demographic data, future enrollment projections, and supply and demand trends to determine enrollment needs within the District.

Prior to her time in DC, Simone taught high school mathematics in Boston. One of her all-time favorite moments was when her student turned in a flawless drawing of Scott Pilgrim made entirely of graphs for their final project. Simone also earned a BA in Sociology from NYU and a master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University. As a native New Yorker, she feels most at home in big cities.

Simone took her first improv class in the summer of 2018, and since then, caught the improv bug and completed WIT’s curriculum. She competed in FIST as a member of I Don’t Know Her, a group of unapologetically black and phenomenal women. She also currently plays with WIT ensemble Hellcat and is the co-creator of webseries A Rona Election.

Current Ensembles
Best Dance Move
Milly Rock
Favorite Word
Sisyphean

Simone took a WIT class to prove to herself that she was in fact, not an improv person. She’s never been so happy to have been wrong in her life.

Simone took her first improv class in the summer of 2018, and since then, caught the improv bug and completed WIT’s curriculum. She competed in FIST as a member of I Don’t Know Her, a group of unapologetically black and phenomenal women. She also currently plays with WIT ensemble Hellcat and performed as part of The Heist cast for Capital Fringe 2019. As someone who makes real-time commentary during movies and makes inappropriate faces during work meetings, Simone is happy to have found a place to put those “bad” habits to good use.

In her free time you can find her at the rollerskating rink, on a kayak, or passionately explaining the merits of the horror genre. Simone also enjoys traveling to her hometown, Queens, which may or may not have to do with her adorable nephew, and the funniest nonagenarian on the planet — Gladys.

Current Ensembles
Personal Hero
Rihanna
Hidden Talent
Eagerly nodding along during your class presentation