Katie Murphy joined the Vista team in 2014 and loves working with students during one of the most exciting and challenging times of their lives.

Katie holds an AB from the College of the Holy Cross, an MA in English Literature from New York University, and an M.Ed. in English Education from Syracuse University. Katie brings to Vista a unique blend of editorial and educational experience. Katie worked as SAT and ACT tutor for the Princeton Review, an editor at Doubleday Publishing, a division of Random House, on serious nonfiction and literary fiction, and a high-school English teacher in both New York and Illinois.

Most importantly, Katie is committed to helping students craft their writing and believes in each student’s ability to convey true individuality during the college application process. She looks forward to working side-by-side with students as they identify and articulate those talents.

Katie lives in a small university town with her husband and two young children and enjoys reading anything from Oliver Sacks to Donna Tartt and doing Bikram yoga whenever possible.