Alumni Authors

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of Oxford's North American-based alumni.
For March 2019, our author is Steeve Simbert, St. Peter’s College (2016). 

Steeve Simbert writes, Finding Hope in Chaos: Rising from Crisis into the American Dream, to inspire young people to pursue their dreams and realize their full potential. Steeve hopes this book will inspire you to reach for the brightest star in the sky, no matter what adversities you might encounter along the way.  

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, Steeve moved from Haiti to the United States. He earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University, and studied abroad, attending both the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

In 2013, Steeve became a Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. After that, he became the first Haitian American in history to receive a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government.

Currently, Steeve works as a contractor with the Department of State. Prior to that, he worked in the U.S. Congress and the Department of the Navy as a contractor. Additionally, he interned in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. 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. He is also the Alumni Point of Contact in North America and Washington, D.C., for the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government.

Steeve is passionate about ballroom dancing and competes with 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 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships.

Passionate about mentoring young students and helping them to achieve their academic and career goals, 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.

You can purchase Finding Hope in Chaos: Rising from Crisis into the American Dream here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

To look back at previous Alumni Authors, please visit the pages below:  

Alumni Author February 2019

Alumni Author January 2019

Alumni Author December 2018

Alumni Author November 2018

Alumni Author October 2018

Alumni Author September 2018

Alumni Author August 2018

Alumni Author July 2018

Alumni Author June 2018

Alumni Author May 2018

Alumni Author April 2018

Alumni Author March 2018

Alumni Author February 2018

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