Simpson is a native of Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Boise High School and Treasure Valley Math and Science Center. She currently attends Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. She is pursing her degree in Forensic Science, which will provide a strong base to then attend law school. She aspires to become a lawyer.
Simpson entered in her first pageant when she registered for the 2016 Miss Idaho USA and Miss Idaho Teen USA pageant in the Teen division. She placed as third runner-up.
Simpson returned to the Miss Idaho Teen USA stage the next year when she registered for the 2017 Miss Idaho USA and Miss Idaho Teen USA pageant. On her second try at the title, Simpson was crowned Miss Idaho Teen USA 2017.
Simpson then went on to represent Idaho at the 2017 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant in the Teen division. She went unplaced in the competition.