Simona is Head of Programmes at Nesta Italia.
She leads a portfolio of activities in the areas of education, migrants, health and art and culture.
Before joining Nesta Italia, Simona spent three years in London working as Research and Programme Manager for the Digital Startup team at Nesta, where she managed a number of European-funded projects, specifically in the area of corporate and startup collaborations.
Prior to Nesta, Simona was Head of Operations at Mind the Bridge. She was responsible for managing multiple activities aimed at nurturing the creation and development of startups’ ecosystems both in Europe and US.
In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new places and loves playing sports. She has also been performing different musicals’ characters in amateur acting companies for over 15 years.