Ellen Brown was born in San Francisco, CA, April 30, 1912, the daughter of Warner Brown,
PhD, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and Jessie Milliken Brown, a high school
teacher and botanist. She attended Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley, and University
High School in Oakland. In 1934 she received her undergraduate degree, B.A., came from
the University of California, Berkeley; her M.D. from the School of Medicine in 1939.