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Erica Murphy

Electrical Engineering
Class of 2019

Hometown: Havertown, PA

High School: Merion Mercy Academy

Extracurricular Activities: Engineering Ambassadors, WEP Study Group Facilitator, DPhiE

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: GE Transportation Internship, Summer 2017; ExxonMobil Co-Op, Spring 2018

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? I came to Penn State for the range of opportunities offered by a large research university, along with the school spirit.

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? During my first semester of EE coursework, I used my new knowledge of circuits to build an amplifier! I was able to plug my phone in and use it as a music speaker!

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? Keep your mind open. I was originally a ChemE major but decided to explore my options. Now, I couldn't be happier as an Electrical Engineering major.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I'm eager to work in industry after graduation - though I'm not yet sure what industry. Regardless, I'm looking forward to helping a company solve problems.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? Nittanyville! Camping out at Beaver Stadium with friends is a blast, and it's landed me in the front row at PSU football games!