Last week VISTA Today announced its Inaugural Class of VISTA Millennial Superstars, honoring 40 Chester County Superstars Under 40. Brianne Murphy, TYP’s Director of Justice & Reentry Services, was among the 40 Superstars honored for “breaking down walls, shattering expectations, and doing remarkable work in their profession or community.”

Bri’s dedication to community justice, her hometown, and work within our programming made her one of the final honorees, selected from 230 nominations. Alongside Bri, other business and professional leaders under the age of 40 were recognized for their work shaping the county’s future in businesses, nonprofits, universities and more.

Some highlights below from Bri’s Q&A about her experiences growing up in the area she serves each day through TYP’s programs and as a leader in Justice and Reentry Services. Congratulations Bri on being acknowledged as a Superstar! 

Bri was raised in Coatesville, PA and believes in growing deep roots where you are planted.

Where did you go to college and what is your degree(s) in?

I received a dual degree in Visual Anthropology and Religion with a minor in French from Temple University. Though much of my deepest learning has come from community engagement.

Briefly describe your proudest professional accomplishment.

Over the past several years I’ve been fortunate enough to have people who are facing immense environmental and systemic challenges continually show up and let me in to the best parts of themselves. I believe that it’s these moments of radical connection in oppressive spaces that allow us to see the full possibility of our humanity. 

Other than a family member, who has had the biggest impact on your career?

I’ve been privileged to work with and alongside creative and revolutionary thinkers, however the people that I’ve been welcomed into community with at the Graterford Think Tank, Chester Think Tank, graduates of Transformation Yoga Project yoga teacher trainings at State Correctional Institutions have always been who I hold in the highest regard. I aim to work for them and for all of our collective liberation.