Ms. Murphy attended the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Family Science with an emphasis on Juvenile Courts.  She currently works with 6th–12th grade students.  She also serves as cheer coach for the 21st Century Cougarettes.

In her own words, “I love the feeling of being able to help scholars get to the next level academically, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  I love the satisfaction that our scholars are able to have a role model that was born and raised in the same poverty stricken neighborhood, however, they were able to beat the odds and were able to return home to contribute to our community in a POSITIVE MANNER.”

In her free time, Ms. Murphy enjoys reading, travelling, and being a care-giver for her parents.