Ms. Murphey currently studies Biology and Physics at Murray State University, working toward a PhD with a focus on zoologic genetics and the evolution of cognition. From childhood, she has shown interest in animals and wildlife with a particular passion for animal behavior and psychology.
Her major endeavors have reflected this interest and influenced her studies including volunteer work at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, a laboratory animal caretaker, an environmental education curriculum developer, a wildlife rehabilitation volunteer, and a service dog trainer.
Ms. Murphey is also passionately involved in efforts to improve the lives of those who've suffered through traumatic events and domestic crises, as her own life dreams were interrupted by domestic violence. Her writing often focuses on her personal experiences in overcoming hard times and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.