Simone Schicker is a third year rabbinic student at HUC-JIR. She served as the summer TJF Fellow for The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in 2015, and as a TJF Teaching Fellow at Northern Hills Synagogue in 2014–2015. Simone is currently serving as the student rabbi for Temple Beth Israel in Bay City and Saginaw, Michigan, and as a Hebrew teacher at Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. Simone is originally from Houston, Texas and received her BA in History with Honors from Birmingham-Southern College. Prior to attending HUC-JIR Simone was a Fellow at the American Hebrew Academy.