Simon works with ASSIST quality improvement advisors and other counterparts to develop data collection tools, maintain indicator databases, analyze and present data. He is also responsible for the knowledge management functions of the Research and Evaluation department. Simon received his MA in 2005 and joined URC in 2006 as a project coordinator. In his time at URC he has supported many county projects, particularly in Russia, Afghanistan, Namibia, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Russia from 2001-2003.