About Me

Simone Laws

Driven. Passionate. Open-Minded.

My name is Simone Laws and I am a freshman studying International Studies at American University (AU) in Washington DC. I am originally from Eugene, Oregon but home for me resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Nairobi, Kenya where I spent the last six years of my life. I have a passion for learning and meeting new people from around the world. I view my unique upbringing as a privilege as well as opportunity to learn about embracing societal and cultural differences. Being exposed to such diverse, interesting and different cultures captivated my attention immediately, hence my open-minded mindset. This has been reflected in my involvement at my university as I am an AU diplomat. My role in this position presents the opportunity to advocate for international students or US global nomads such as myself, to attend AU which cultivates such a welcoming, encouraging environment. Some of my favourite countries I have traveled to are:


  • Vietnam
  • Nepal
  • Cambodia
  • South Africa
  • Costa Rica