Michelle Murphy

Senior Director of Virtual Student Support

Michelle Murphy is uAspire’s Senior Director of Virtual Student Support.  In this role, she leads uAspire’s virtual advising program design and model development work.  By engaging with uAspire’s direct service programs and partnerships as a product manager, she ensures that each has a virtual advising approach that meets their unique needs.  Before coming to uAspire in 2014, Michelle served as Senior Manager of Program Facilitation at Inversant, a Boston-based nonprofit that empowers parents to plan and save for college.  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.