SiliconValleyOneWorld.com is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise. Its mission is to provide high-quality journalism for people worldwide who seek to understand the experience of life in one of our most discussed, maligned, misunderstood and sought-after regions. All stories are reported, written and edited based on the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sharon Simonson is founder and editor in chief of SV1World.com. She has worked as a professional journalist for America’s largest and most reputable newspaper owners including the Hearst Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., and American City Business Journals, owners of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She has lived in and written about the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000, covering business, government, the economy, architecture and land-use, demographics and culture. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in nonfiction creative writing from San José State University. Read an abstract and download a copy of her thesis, A Silicon Valley Life: A Silicon Valley Love Story, here. She was the managing editor for the SJSU literary magazine, Reed, for its 150th anniversary edition in 2017-2018. She is the 2019 recipient of The Ruth MacLean McGee Scholarship Award and the 2016 recipient of The Rico-Ressman Scholarship Award, both from the English and Comparative Literature Department of San José State University. She studied journalism at the masters level at the University of Missouri and is writing a book about life in Silicon Valley.