Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy, originally from Foxborough, Massachusetts, is currently a third year student at the College of the Holy Cross pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Throughout her time at Holy Cross, Caitlin’s interest in child advocacy has grown substantially.  As a tutor through Student Programs for Urban Development, she worked with middle school boys from underserved communities to help enhance study skills and improve academic outcomes. Additionally, after completing courses such as Child Development and The Sociology of Families and Societies, she quickly realized that access to comprehensive health care, a strong education and a safe environment is critical to a child’s overall well-being. Caitlin’s dedication to her studies is evidenced by her recurring achievement of Dean’s List and her participation in Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Caitlin interned with the Child Health Policy Team at the Children’s Defense Fund’s National Office in Washington, D.C. Through her work at CDF, she has learned the importance of a Healthy Start for all children.  As a result, she hopes to build a professional career by combining her interests in psychology research, child health and nutrition policy to help ensure that children throughout the country receive access to healthy, substantial and affordable meals on a daily basis.