Simone hails from Connecticut and stayed in the tri-state area to attend Barnard College of Columbia University. During her undergraduate career, she majored in Medical Humanities and pursued a pre-medical track. She then decided to pursue a dual degree program with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, through which she will obtain a Master of Public Health in 2022. Simone graduated summa cum laude in 2021 from Barnard, and her senior thesis won the Catherine Medalia Johannet Memorial Prize in Comparative Literature & Society. Simone is now in her second year of her Master of Public Health program at Columbia, pursuing a specialization in Epidemiology. Her interests within public health include access to and utilization of family planning.
Simone has been involved in teaching and education for almost five years; she began tutoring math and biology as a high school senior and served as a Peer Tutor in college for General and Organic Chemistry. She also was a Health Educator for Peer Health Exchange during her undergraduate career, teaching health education to New York City high school first-year students. At Mailman, she is a Teaching Assistant for Quantitative Foundations, a course all first-year MPH students are enrolled in. She also assists with clinical research in Columbia’s Division of Family Planning and Preventive Services within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She hopes to pursue a medical degree in the future.
In her free time, Simone likes to bake and find the best new food spots around NYC. She also enjoys cycling at SoulCycle and picking up a new non-fiction book.