New York City
Simone completed her LLM in Intellectual Property at the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, with a concentration in Entertainment Law; and has received an MA in Cinema Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Her background and experiences allow her to combine the love for media and the law. In the past, she has written about film, art, and culture for Brazilian publications. She has also lectured on Brazilian cinema and children's media while conducting and publishing research on children's development under the influence of media.
A founding partner of Basto USA and Brisa, she launched the import and distribution channel for high-end Brazilian designer brands in New York with great commercial success. She also participated in the development of media content, with a particular interest in children's material and documentaries. Additionally, she has also been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 1991.