Simone Lawrence
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Simone Lawrence

Strategic Partnerships Manager

As Partnerships Manager, Simone works on the Massachusetts external affairs team to create and improve systems that will effectively support uAspire’s partner schools, communities and cities. In addition to partnership management of key stakeholders, Simone oversees volunteer engagement projects and all aspects of uAspire’s scholarship programs. Prior to this position, she served as an AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow at uAspire Springfield and later worked as a senior college affordability advisor at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Simone obtained her BA in American studies and Spanish from Smith College. During her time at Smith, she studied abroad at Universidad de Cordoba in Spain and gained experience advising college students while working at Smith’s study abroad office.

Why uAspire?

A dream deferred due to the expense of college is an unfortunate and disheartening reality. uAspire’s commitment to student-centered advising resonated with my interests in assisting youth plan ahead for their college success. I look forward to continuing to serve students in Massachusetts to bridge the college affordability gap.