Simona Ramkisson is a Senior Projects Officer leading the implementation of the Digital Literacy + Coding pilot. She spent the bulk of her professional career in the community development sector with a focus on leadership development and youth empowerment.

Prior to joining the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, she led the Mozilla Foundation’s city-based learning project, Hive Toronto. In her role as director, she supported the development of unique education opportunities with a focus on web and digital literacy and for-youth, by-youth cyber-safety curriculum building. She currently sits on the Right to Play Youth 2 Youth program advisory board and the YWCA’s Project Shift ICTC roundtable.

Simona hold as Hons.BA in Criminology from York University with a focus on restorative justice practice. As a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Transformative Facilitation and the Art of Leadership program, she actively works to bring a social justice scope to the work.