Simone de Rochefort finds success as digital media journalist


IAS alum Simone de Rochefort (’13, Culture, Literature & the Arts) produces videos for Polygon, a top website for video game news and reviews. While her affinity for video games began long before college, the possibility of building a career around this passion crystalized at UW Bothell.

“I would not be where I am today,” de Rochefort said, “if I had not had that specific sequence of events at UW Bothell — meeting the people I met, taking the classes that I took, taking the internships I took.” In particular, it was her experience as an intern with UW Bothell’s Digital Future Lab that catalyzed her career.