Sima is an elementary school educator and a recent graduate of the Urban Education and Social Justice MA program at the University of San Francisco. She was introduced to Kingian Nonviolence at a cultural event at Soledad State Prison. She has been a Kingian Nonviolence trainer for the East Point Peace Academy since 2015.
She has worked to bring Dr. King’s legacy into various educational institutions. Sima is passionate about transformative justice and youth development with seven years of experience working with young people. She has also been a facilitator for the peer-led GED program at San Quentin State Prison. Outside of dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and pondering the vast complexities of humanizing education, her hobbies include: obsessing over dogs and elephants, roller-blading, leading mindful meditation, and getting into nature.