Nina's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Santa Fe, NM

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

NINA SIMONS

Co-founder/Co-CEO
Bioneers

“When we first started Bioneers, there was no money in it, but I didn't feel sad or burdened by it because I loved it. It made everything in me feel alive, as if I was participating in something I was born to be a part of.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Values Community Determination Opportunity Confidence Struggle Acceptance Fear Beliefs & Faith Desire Inspiration Focus Goals

TAGS:

acting, activist, biodiversity, cancer, chemical, documentary, Environment, exposure, film, Instinct, interconnectedness, nature, transformational

BIOGRAPHY:

Nina Simons grew up in New York City with a passion for theater. She discovered that she really liked noncommercial, transformational theater because it challenged people's belief systems. Little did she know that her passion for transformational theater would somehow play a role in her future in Bioneers. When Nina was 30, she met Kenny Ausubel, her now husband, and together they formed Bioneers, a company that brings scientific innovators together to solve environmental issues. Before they formed Bioneers, however, Nina helped Kenny with his documentary "Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime," which challenged people's beliefs on alternative medicine as a form of cancer therapy. Throughout her Road in life, Nina has pioneered innovative social marketing strategies. She previously served as president of Seeds of Change and director of strategic marketing for Odwalla.

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