Chief of Staff
Simone Edwards was born on St. Thomas USVI and is a proud product of the public education system. Simone graduated from the Charlotte Amalie High School and is an alumna of Florida Atlantic University.
Simone has dedicated most of her professional life to service, particularly Social Services; from behavior intervention programs for youth to healthcare services for seniors, her commitment is to improving the quality of life for the underrepresented. Simone believes in Emerson's quote - "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Simone looks forward to working alongside Senator Sarauw in the 34th Legislature to help improve the quality of life for all residing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Diana M Cruz
Diana was born and raised on the island of St. Thomas and attended the University of the Virgin Islands. She holds a Bachelors' of Science in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and comes with years of experience from working in the local television industry. Some of the best experiences she recalls is being able to work with the local producers Angela Gordon, Edward La Borde Jr., and Anil Bruce who have shared their knowledge and experience. On a national level, Diana also had the opportunity to work with Tavis Smiley, Paradise Jam, and the Tempo network.
Diana looks forward to utilizing her skills in communication and graphic arts to further Senator Sarauw’s agenda for more transparent and inclusive governing. “Communication is key!”