Emily Barry-Murphy, PhD, is serving as Program Specialist in the Department of Homeland Security; she is pursuing her Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential. She enjoys both one-on-one and team coaching and taking a holistic approach in career engagement and career advancement coaching. Uniquely, she offers a three session career engagement boot camp to jump start career growth.
Her day-to-day work involves management of 14 asylum pre-screening portfolios on the East Coast of the United States, to include liaising with external agency partners and utilizing data analysis to guide teams in operational improvements. She previously supervised over 150 first and second line reports in Supervisory Management and Program Analyst and Supervisory Program Manager roles. Prior to these roles, she served as an Asylum Officer and also spent time in academia; she taught students, conducted research, presented her research at Oxford and published in international journals. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on how displaced persons could be empowered to use their skills and resources to navigate governance systems and access protections. She enjoys using some of that same empowerment perspective, combined with her supervisory experience and coaching skillset, to coach individuals in maximizing their growth.