In the News: Bethany Murphy Selected to Receive Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Picture of Bethany MurphyBethany Murphy has always felt that water is a part of her identity. A native of Seekonk, Massachusetts, she grew up near the Atlantic Ocean.
“I was always by the water, whether it was the brook that runs through my backyard, the reservoir right behind my high school or the coast that was so close by,” she says. “Some of my most precious memories involve spending the day at the beach with my mom, heading to the coast whenever a big storm hit to watch the waves with my dad, and kayaking out to Providence Harbor to watch the fireworks on Fourth of July. Spending so much time by the water fostered my strong appreciation for water resources and my commitment to protecting them.”
Murphy’s connection to the water developed into a plan to pursue a career in environmental engineering and eventually to influencing the U.S. Army’s water policy. Now a first-generation, junior environmental engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet, Murphy has been named a recipient of a prestigious Udall Scholarship in the field of environmental issues.  Read more about this in SU News…