- M.B.A., Marketing, St. Bonaventure University, May 2001
- B.A., Communications, minor in Business, Niagara University, May 1993
DeSimone received her MBA with a concentration in marketing from St. Bonaventure University and her bachelor’s in communications with a minor in business from Niagara University. She is a doctoral candidate in organizational psychology from Walden University, researching women and workforce transition.
In addition to numerous published papers and conference presentations, she blogs at workingmother.com on a variety of women-in-the-workforce topics.
Prior to going into academia, she was the marketing manager at Fisher-Price Inc. in East Aurora. She has more than 10 years' experience in strategic management, business development, and marketing consultation for clients including Veraview LLC, Eric Mower & Associates, Mandolfo Productions, Idea Tree Inc., Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Sketchbook 22 LLC, and KC Fitness.
She is a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, National Association of Women Executives (NAFE), National Latina Business Women's Association (NLBWA), New York State Women in Business, Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME), and the American Marketing Association (AMA).