A graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in English literature and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in social work with a concentration on international social welfare policy. After working for several years as a social work therapist, school social worker, and program officer for after-school programs, Ms. Simpson returned to school for a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in environmental studies with a certificate in land preservation while working as an environmental education instructor. She currently helps to run two businesses with her husband Scott, Shadow Ridge Farm and Forge Hill Farm and Nursery. The latter is a new enterprise that has the dual mission to serve the community by providing local, fresh food as a CSA with an attached vocational program for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. Ms. Simpson is a current Trustee of the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation and a Steering Committee member of the Templeton Religion Trust. Ms. Simpson is grateful to also serve on a number of other related Templeton organization committees, including as co-chair of the Member Committee. She also volunteers in the Force of Nature program with Natural Lands Trust and is on the board of a Philadelphia youth development non-profit, Artwell. Ms. Simpson is an Honorary Member of the John Templeton Foundation.