Shelly Murphy was born and raised in Connecticut; she attended University of Connecticut where she received her bachelor degree. When she was growing up, she remembers that most girls wanted to be teachers and secretaries and that in college, women had to abide by a dress code.
Murphy earned a Master’s degree from Oregon State University and taught English as a second language at Linn-Benton Community College. Her work with the League is focused on community planning and making Corvallis a great place for everyone, which she pursues through zoning actions and pushing for affordable housing. She has also worked on environmental protection efforts.
Zach Causey and Alyssa Collins, HST 363, Oregon State University, Fall 2014