Simone Laws (Linkedin)

Driven. Passionate. Open-Minded.


My name is Simone Laws and I am a rising junior studying International Relations 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 and 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 enrolment at American University as I wanted to study in such a welcoming environment!  



Pictured on the right: me on my first safari in Nairobi, Kenya


Some of my favorite countries I have traveled to are: 

  • Vietnam

  • Nepal

  • Cambodia

  • South Africa

  • Costa Rica


Pictured below: shark cage diving in Stellenbosch, South Africa