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SJ Murray

SJ Murray (PhD, Princeton) is an EMMY-nominated writer & producer, and executive producer/ showrunner. Her work has played at major film festivals and has been distributed by major distributors like Netflix and PBS (, and she enjoys training future generations of thinkers and media-makers as a tenured professor at Baylor University. In 2018, she was selected as one of the 50 Women transforming the media & entertainment spaces in the US ( She has also won 19 international creative awards for writing and directing social impact and short-form branded content, and is the author of two books, including Basics of Story Design ( She has spoken at, or curated events in collaboration with, organizations including the White House, Harvard, the University of Paris, Microsoft HQ, and sits on the board of the Summit Institute ( She lives in Austin with her feisty Wheaton poo, Coco Chanel, and is represented by Claire Best & Associates ( 

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