Simmi has a post-graduation in Home Science from KS Saket P. G. College, Avadh University from Ayodhya-Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. She hails from a conservative community where women are kept within the home and their access to education is restricted.
She is engaged in running centers for adolescent girls, after school learning centers and a primary school in Faizabad. In 2017, she joined the Plus Trust Fellowship to identify her goals in the next few years and plan for sustainability of the many activities she and her team have initiated. She was also keen to deepen her understanding of child-centric and joyful learning. She has since done a a teacher training program and her focus now is on teacher development and increased use of activity-based learning in schools.