Simone has always loved music, perusing her passion through choir and musical theater. Her extracurricular activities, however, came to a screeching halt when she found out she was pregnant in ninth grade. Simone had her son as a high school sophomore and, although she left school briefly, was able to graduate with her classmates on time. After high school Simone got a job singing on a cruise ship where she gained experience performing cover songs four nights a week. She now balances work as a processing analyst for a solar panel company while also taking college courses online.