She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Simone went to the University of Illinois and received her Bachelor's of Science. She continued her education at Loyola University-Chicago where she received her Master's of Science degree in Industrial Relations.
She loves animals (she has a labradoodle and a German Shepherd), kids (she also has two of those) and her family. In her spare time she's the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader.