Ellen Simpson is a genetic counselor in the Prenatal Diagnosis Center. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from Simmons College, followed by a Ph.D. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She then went on to get a master's degree in genetic counseling from the University of California at Irvine. Simpson is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counseling and the American Society of Human Genetics. Simpson is fluent in Spanish.