Simone is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional with over 15 years of public service experience. She has a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Vassar College.
Simone is running for City Auditor to innovate Portland’s tradition of performance auditing, ensure health, safety, and equity as the City responds to the homelessness crisis, and advance equity across the Office’s divisions. As a state and local government auditor, she’s used her auditing expertise to help improve childcare safety and affordability, make the state’s largest public transit agency, TriMet, more transparent, and strengthen oversight of Metro’s $652.8 million housing bond program.
Before becoming an auditor, she worked with students in Portland-area alternative high schools to reduce barriers they faced to college. She lives in northeast Portland with her wife and their three dogs. Simone is ready to be Portland's next City Auditor.