Kathleen Murphy

Administrative Support Specialist

Fun Facts:

Kathleen was born in Virginia, but raised in Brazil during her formative years.

Kathleen is an administrative support specialist at the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, an independent, nonpartisan, education and research organization that develops and promotes public policy consistent with the Virginia tradition of individual liberty, dynamic entrepreneurial capitalism, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally limited government.

An honors graduate, Kathleen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, minoring in German and philosophy, from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Her musical talents led her to receive a scholarship as a flutist for the college’s esteemed wind ensemble, and she continues to share her melodic passion by performing in church services.

Kathleen’s career is as diverse as her interests, having worked on biologically grown farms, in retail, and as a wilderness steward. She has also found her footing as a paralegal. When not working with the Virginia Institute, in her spare time, she is developing her own eCommerce brand while contributing to the growth of a local tea tree farm in its early stages of production.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Kathleen enjoys a myriad of hobbies that reflect her creativity and curiosity. From knitting and jewelry design to delving into historical readings and horseback riding, she embraces each pursuit with fervor.

Kathleen joined the Virginia Institute in the summer of 2023.

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