Griffin Murray

Physician Assistant

Hometown: Lancaster, NY

Graduating Year: 2021

My favorite food: I love any sort of sandwich with a smoothie or juice. It never makes me feel over-stuffed and gross. 

My dream job would be: at the moment it would be working at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. I had the pleasure of shadowing several PAs over the summer and I fell in love with the hospital and the staff there.

My favorite band is: it's a tie between Sara Bareilles and Phoebe Bridgers

What I like to do in my free time: I really do like getting ahead on school work, as lame as that sounds. But outside of school I love anything with film. Watching Netflix or going to the movie theatre are two of my favorite things to do.

Why did you choose Daemen?

I chose Daemen College because I wanted my student-to-faculty ratio to be similar to my high schools.  I like knowing that my professors know me as a name rather than a number.

What activities are you involved in on campus?

Other than being a tour guide on campus, I am a peer mentor and an academic coach.  

What advice would you give to a prospective student?

When applying for college there will be people all across the spectrum of "put togetherness".  You will find people who are fully applied and accepted by September but you shouldn't let that intimidate you.  Everyone has their own pace when applying for college, so take your time.

How has Daemen changed/shaped your life?

Living in a dorm while at college has been a huge learning experience for me.  It has taught me levels of responsibility and time management that I would never have got if I still lived at home.

Something I wish more people knew about Daemen is...

I wish more people knew that Daemen really does feel like one big family.  Your professors know who you are and will know if you don’t come to class.  And they care if you come to class or not because they care about your overall well being

My favorite thing to do in Buffalo is...

Trying new restaurants.  I love food, and when I hear a new restaurant has opened I have to try it.  Downtown by Canalside there are so many new and exciting places to eat at right on the water.