Michelle Murphy
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Michelle Murphy

Director of Business Development

As director of business development, Michelle manages key national accounts, and cultivates opportunities for new partnerships that bring uAspire’s services to students and practitioners from across the country.  Prior to this, Michelle was the Senior Director of Virtual Student Support at uAspire, a role in which she oversaw two national programs that scaled virtual advising (via SMS text message) to tens of thousands of students, and worked with Program Team colleagues to hone the virtual advising program model. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Psychology, as well as a M.Ed., Ed.S. in School Counseling -- all from the University of Florida.

Why uAspire?

The issue of college affordability is close to my heart: it is simply unjust that deserving, talented students have to abandon their aspirations for education beyond high school because they can’t find an affordable path. uAspire has a laser focus on giving students the caring and knowledgeable support they need to make the best possible decisions about their post-secondary education. As an educator and first generation college student myself, it’s a deeply meaningful area in which to focus my work.