Simone Cupido holds an Honours degree in History as well as an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Stellenbosch. She worked in both the Open Stellenbosch campaign against Stellenbosch University’s exclusionary language policy, and within the University’s #FeesMustFall campaign. She has a history in student leadership and served on various committees while she was at university. She is passionate about facilitating discussions and being an assistant to growth in various activist organizations which represent marginalized communities.