Alexandria R. Murphy was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She is a 2014 honors graduate of Somerset Berkley Regional High School. Currently a senior at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, she is set to graduate in spring of 2018 with a B.A. in Communications and Criminal Justice and a minor in Pre-Law.
Murphy is heavily involved in the campus community at WSU.
She serves as the Treasurer for the WSU Student Government Association Class Committee of 2018. Murphy also serves as an SGA Have a Heart Auction Co-Chair for 2017-18. She serves as an appointed student member on two university governance boards: the WSU Academic Ceremonies Committee and the WSU All University Committee for the 2017-2018 year, and in 2015 as well. In spring 2017, Murphy ran a campaign for WSU SGA President. She previously served as Secretary of the WSU Business Club from 2016-2017. Murphy won her campaign to WSU Student Senate in April 2016 as a Resident Senator. Murphy also competed as a thrower for the WSU Women’s DIII Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field Team from 2014-15.
She is a violinist in the WSU String Ensemble and the Clark University Sinfonia; she took part in the Worcester Symphonic Project where she has performed three times at the world-renowned Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.
Murphy is a lifelong Girl Scout (beginning in 2001 as a Daisy), and received her Gold Award in 2014 for her project, GIRLS: Gals In Real Life Succeed, a non-partisan effort that brought free and fun workshops to her community’s young women, teaching them skills to engage in today’s political climate and be heard. Subjects included public speaking, social media, preparing a platform, and personal presentation. Due to her efforts with this cause, she was awarded the 2015 Girl Scout Young Woman of Distinction Award. She continued this mission as her official platform as Miss Massachusetts International 2017 while representing the Commonwealth on the international stage.
In 2016 she was selected as the 2016 Massachusetts Cherry Blossom Princess for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. There, she met various domestic and foreign leaders, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Japanese Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae.
Murphy has interned twice with the United States House of Representatives from 2016-2017. Murphy served as a Running Start Star Fellow from September-December 2016. She lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) in the Rayburn House Office Building. Running Start chooses seven women nationally each year for this incredible and unique experience on Capitol Hill with free housing and a living stipend. She worked for Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4) from January-May 2017 in his Newton, MA district office. There, she dealt with constituent services regarding Town Halls, Social Security and Veteran’s Affairs.
Alexandria aspires to attend law school after graduating WSU, and will pursue a career as a Navy JAG Officer. She is determined to run for elected office in the near future.