Simona Torotcoi is from Romania and currently studying for a degree in education policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She has a particular interest in higher education policies for minorities and disadvantaged groups. She is also a youth activist and a founding member of the Young Roma Maramures Association in Romania, a youth organization focused on the development of disadvantaged groups, especially Roma communities. Since 2010 she has been involved in IofC events and programmes as a conference participant, an intern, a Caux Scholar in Asia Plateau, and as part of the international network of Creators of Peace. Simona joined the Tools for Changemakers team in 2017.