Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy

Director of Finance & Operations, Cristo Rey High School, New York

Age: 32

Place of Birth: Orange, NJ

Where you live: New York, NY

First Job: Paralegal

What it taught me: Perseverance

Status: Single

Two things people would be surprised to know about me:

1. I’ve run two NYC Marathons

2. I love college basketball

Best advice you could give someone starting out: Meet with as many people as you can to learn more about what they do and what it takes to succeed in their business.

Margaret G. Murphy is the Director of Finance and Operations at Cristo Rey NY High School in East Harlem. Cristo Rey New York is a Catholic college-preparatory high school that serves economically disadvantaged students from all over New York City. Maggie earned a BA in Government from Georgetown University in 2000 and graduated Cum Laude.

She worked as a legal assistant at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett before going on to earn her MPA at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University in 2003.

She was awarded a public service scholarship and served as a research assistant at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy for two years. Maggie then spent two years as a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Maggie is also a member of the Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program, has run two New York City marathons, and enjoys skiing and tennis.

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