Meet the Class of 2023

Layla Murphy

Hometown: Cairo, EGYPT 
Major: Philosophy 

Activities & Honors:

  • General Manager — Williams Cafe
  • Founder/Editor-in-Chief — Quake Magazine
  • Vice President — Simply Chaos Comedy Club
  • Teaching Fellow — Nat’l Education Equity Lab
  • 2021 Awardee — Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad
  • 2019 Awardee — ECIS Award for International Understanding

Hobbies: Crosswords, weightlifting, music, baking
Favorite Books: The Lifted Veil by George Eliot and  Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite Movies: The Graduate, When Harry Met Sally, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Favorite Food: Prosciutto and  dark chocolate
Favorite Quote: “Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” ~ Max Ehrmann

Plans After Penn:  I would like to work in education or mental health for underserved communities