Before spending ten years as the Science Policy Advisor for various levels of federal government including the Minister of Natural Resources, Jenny Murphy was a scientist specializing in Earth Observation. After retirement, she took the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) course and taught a one-month English communications course to female trainee Trekking Guides in Nepal for nine years. In June 2023, she completed six years of study at Carleton University, graduating with a Bachelor of Humanities degree. As a volunteer, she has been a Big Sister, and she read and recorded newspapers for the blind with Voiceprint (now AMI). She is the Founding Member of a registered Canadian charity providing scholarships to geomatics students in Nepal. She wrote her memoirs in 2016 and continues writing stories as part of a Memoir Writing Group. She was a competitive rower and kayaker for fifty years and she has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2021.