Equine Management Alumna Starts Her Own Media Business

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Delaware Valley University equine management

Alyssa Murphree '18, an Equine Management alumna who specialized in media and communication, owns and operates her own business Alyssa Murphree Media.

During her undergraduate years at DelVal, she joined numerous equine-related clubs and extracurricular projects which allowed her to gain experience managing social media and creating content to promote club membership and events, as well as the Equine Studies department itself. She also had an internship with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Press Office for two years.

In spring 2018, Alyssa graduated with a B.S. in equine management with a specialization in media and communication. After graduation, she spent two years working at a horse show photography and marketing company and did volunteer public relations work before establishing her own business which she has been running since 2019.

"It requires a lot of self-accountability and problem-solving but it's super rewarding!" said Murphree '18. "My photography background, as well as my hands-on equine experience with numerous breeds and disciplines, have made me a well-rounded and knowledgeable horse person," she added. 

Recently, Alyssa photographed DelVal alumna Amanda Casey '21 and her fiance Hayden at Nature's Grace Farm, a private barn that offers horse boarding and lessons, owned and operated by Amanda.

Utilizing her experiential education and student involvement at DelVal, Alyssa has shaped a successful career and continues to grow her leadership and communication skills by running her own business.

Learn more about Alyssa and her work at www.alyssamurphreemedia.com.