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Nina Simons
Nina Simons

Nina Simons


Santa Fe, NM USA

"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."

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Nina's work combines: Environment & Nature, Non-Profit Organizations, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life


I work to gather and disseminate innovations that reveal a positive and life-honoring future that’s within our grasp.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    Cornell University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

    Cornell University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Grew up in New York City with a passion for theater.

  • 2.

    She specifically enjoyed noncommercial, transformational theater because it challenged people's belief systems.

  • 3.

    This form of theater would later help her build innovative social media strategies for companies like Odwalla and Seeds of Change.

  • 4.

    Met her husband Kenny when she was 30 years old; they collaborated on a documentary called "Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime."

  • 5.

    The documentary found success and started a movement towards new methods of alternative medicine.

  • 6.

    She and her husband started Bioneers, a nonprofit that brings scientists together to solve environmental issues.

  • 7.

    At one point, she started to worry that she was only serving her husband's vision, felt like her "feminine skills" were somehow lesser.

  • 8.

    Now she sees that thought was a result of an internalized gendered bias and she pushes women to embrace these same skills.