Simona Novinec

Simona Novinec

WSC Resident Marathoner

Simona joined World Sport Chicago as the first Fellow in the fall 2014. Born and raised in Slovenia, Simona demonstrated a passion for sports from a young age. As a child, Simona represented Slovenia in volleyball at the international level and is still a competitive athlete, participating in multiple marathons and triathlon races, including the USA Olympic-Distance Triathlon National Championships. In addition to her sports background, SImona brings a passion for helping others. She has spent time teaching underserved youth in rural Kenya and recently earned a Masters of Science Degree in International Public Service.  WSC represents Simona’s first opportunity to strongly use sports as a tool to impact social change. She is bikecited to use her time at WSC to apply sport in a spirit of collaboration and inclusion. Yes, Simona loves cycling. And puns. :)

You can reach Simona at snovinec@worldsportchicago.org

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