ABOUT ME

SHANNON MURPHY
Shannon Murphy | HR Assistant
Joined TPCHR in August 2020

I grew up right in Middleton, Wisconsin and I attended UW-Madison (go Badgers!).  I earned my BA in English with a certificate in leadership, but I soon decided to pursue another degree.  I moved to North Carolina to earn my MA in English and Children’s Literature at UNC Charlotte.  While there, I taught fairy tales at the collegiate level and wrote a thesis on a modern adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Though I have a passion for research and academia, I was not sure if moving directly into a doctoral program was the best fit for me.  As a student, I never experienced a workforce career before; I have held many jobs in my life—a barista, cycling instructor, hospital administrative assistant, and doggy daycare employee to name a few—but none were structured for long-term career-building work.  That is when I discovered TPCHR.

After graduation, I moved back to Middleton and joined TPCHR as a Human Resources Assistant.  Though I was hired during the COVID-19 pandemic, it did not diminish the sense of community I felt from my coworkers.  I learned quickly that HR—and specifically TPCHR—is full of wonderful people who strive to help others and want to overcome any obstacles that their clients may face.  As a former educator, a role in HR is the perfect fit for me: you must care for others, have a passion for teaching, and know how to edit your plans on the fly.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending lots of quality time with my dog, Maya, going for runs, and reading all the books I can get my hands on.  I am also a big fan of trivia and try to play as much as I can.  One day I hope to be a contestant on Jeopardy!

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