Simone graduated from Leibler Yavneh College in Elsternwick in 2014. She spent the bulk of 2015 overseas, volunteering and travelling in Israel in the Middle East, Europe and the UK.
2018 will mark Simone’s third and final year studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at RMIT University. She is minoring in Cinema Studies.
In 2017, Simone completed a semester abroad, where she studied International Journalism and World Politics at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark.
Simone is part of the Editorial Committee at RMIT Catalyst magazine and is a regular contributor for a satirical column in the print magazine.
In February this year, Simone interned at ABC News Breakfast in Melbourne. In March, she commuted to Sydney to intern at SBS The Feed on SBS VICELAND, where she learnt skills from some of her favourite journalists and reporters. In May, she interned for two weeks at SBS World News Radio in Melbourne. She spent the last two weeks of her university break in July as an intern in the ABC Newsroom in Southbank.
Simone has a strong interest in investigative journalism and longform journalism. Currently in a Helen Garner phase, she spends a lot of time combing her mother’s bookshelves for the early works of famous Australian writers.
Writing aside, her special interests include musical theatre, fashion and watching films up until the end credits when the staff are eagerly waiting to clean the cinema. She is a vehement Liverpool FC, Richmond FC and Socceroo supporter.
Simone is also interested in animal welfare and enjoys spending time with her eight-year-old kelpie x staffy, Shanti, as well as her 10-year-old blue heeler x border collie niece, Nellie.