Simona has worked during 2014-2016 as a Program Coordinator for Human RightS Initiative at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and for a 1 year as a Research Fellow within the same unit during 2013-2014. Her main responsibilities have been to organize, supervise, and coordinate the awareness raising projects and campaigns implemented by the Research Fellow and topics such as: minority rights, women’s rights, LGBTQI rights, people with disabilities rights. Furthermore, she has been volunteering as the Humanitarian Aid Coordinator in 2015-2016 within CEU’s Refugee Task Force Team and a member of the Open Learning Initiative program at CEU. She has been mentoring 4 undergraduate students of Roma origin who are beneficiaries of scholarships offered by Roma Education Found Romania. Additionally, she was awarded the Human Rights Activism award at the Roma Gala Women (Romania) in 2015.
Simona has an Erasmus Mundus MA degree in Gender and Women studies and one MA in Politics, Gender and Minorities. Additionally, she has a BA in Political Science.