McQuillin Murphy

  • Hometown: Bernville, Pennsylvania
  • Fun Fact About Me: I am an identical twin!

More About Me

I chose to major in geography when I finally gave in to my lifelong love of staring at maps. I'm also majoring in international politics and minoring in Chinese because I have always loved traveling and exploring other cultures.

The best class I've taken at Penn State is Geography 020U: Intro to Human Geography with Professor Roger Downs. His class, more than another other I've had, really challenged how I look at the world. It was both insightful and fascinating.

I would advise every incoming student to get involved with as many extracurricular activities as you possibly can. You're going to learn as much from the people you surround yourself with outside of class as you will in class.

When I get hungry on campus, there is nothing like a hot bowl of soup during State College winters. My favorite has to be the Moroccan Chicken Butternut Squash.

Hands down, the best TV show is The West Wing. Its lessons and political commentary are as accurate today as when it aired more than a decade ago.

The best part about the College of EMS is the faculty. They are some of the best at the University and really care about connecting with and getting to know students. They challenge them to succeed academically.

My favorite ice cream flavor at the Berkey Creamery is Alumni Swirl.

What swayed me to enroll at Penn State were the academic, extracurricular, and social opportunities. I am now a proud third-generation Penn Stater—the best decision of my life.