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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: Farrell Murphy


University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

My name is Farrell Murphy and I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014. I am from Charlotte, NC but have lived in New York City the last 4 years working as senior consultant for IBM in the media and entertainment practice. I have a talent for working with people, collaborating, and building relationships. I am also a fanatical student of coffee and whiskey (and could talk for days on either subject if given the opportunity). I also love watching and playing all sports but especially track and field, basketball, and football. I am excited to move to move to LA and start at USC Marshall and be involved in the LGBTQ community!


What made you consider business school?

A desire to move industries and into a more creative role.


What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

Being someone who is a bit of a nerd at heart I am really looking forward to being back in school and taking classes in addition to meeting new people with different perspectives and backgrounds as well as getting to experience LA.


Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

Howard Schultz, Ellen DeGeneres, Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian, Audrey Gelman.


What's one thing everyone should know about you?

Direct quote from my friend when I posed this question: “You have an unwavering commitment to collecting knowledge about a diverse set of useless minutia.”