Megan is a Portland native who took  a 20- year detour to the northeast.  After 15 years in New York City, one of the first things she realized after returning to Portland in 2009 was how much she had missed the natural environment and ready access to it.  Megan is a long time wall street analyst focused on health care and drug development.  Megan earned a BA from Villanova University, and a joint Masters from Yale University, including an MS in Public Health & Epidemiology.  She joined the Harper’s Playground board in 2018 and is chair of the Programming Committee.

I am so excited for the opportunity to advocate for universal access to play. The clinical data is overwhelming as to its many benefits, and I am hopeful we can build more community and even better outcomes, one playground at a time.

Megan Murphy