Steeve Simbert is the founder and chief mentor of the Young Leaders Mentoring Group, a highly selective mentorship program that focuses on career, internship, leadership coaching, and university admissions.
From humble beginnings to graduating from the University of Oxford, Steeve Simbert represents a living example of the promising American dream. Born and raised in Haiti, Steeve moved to the United States in 2010 to continue his studies after a catastrophic earthquake devastated his home.
Steeve quickly recovered from this setback, earning his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University in 2015. He also studied abroad, attending both the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Along the way, he became a 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. After accomplishing all of these achievements, Steeve went on to attain even greater success when he became the first Haitian-American to receive a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government.
Currently working at the State Department, Steeve previously served as a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill. Additionally, he interned in the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Organization of American States.
As an alumni board member and the social chair for the Oxford University Society of Washington, D.C., Steeve hosts a monthly happy hour in the capital city and has fostered partnerships with alumni groups from Ivy League and other top-tier universities worldwide. He is also the Alumni Point of Contact in North America and Washington, D.C., for the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government.
In addition to his formal education and professional career, Steeve is passionate about ballroom dancing, and competes for the Georgetown University Ballroom Dance team. He has won numerous competitions, including first place in Bronze International Latin at the Mid-Atlantic Championships, first place at the UPenn Classic, and second place at the U.S.A. Dance National DanceSport Championships. Learning to dance taught Steeve many important lessons, including the importance of persevering in the face of adversity and being true to yourself in spite of what others may think.
Recently, Steeve made his authorial debut with his college internship guide, The Young Leader’s Guide to Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Washington, D.C., and Beyond. In his upcoming autobiography, Finding Hope in Chaos: Rising From Crisis Into the American Dream, Steeve narrates his transformation from Haiti toward his journey in America, hoping to inspire young people.
With his diverse experience and educational background, Steeve is well-suited for helping young people achieve their full potential.