Dempsey began working in the Athletic Department as a part-time Assistant Facility Manager in June 1993, and joined the department full-time in August 1994. She has risen through the ranks from Facility Manager to Assistant Athletic Director, and was named Associate AD in 2004.
She was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2013, the title she currently holds. Her duties include team travel, game scheduling, event management, NCAA Compliance, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department. She also serves as a liaison with Academic Services, Public Safety, Facilities and the Dean's Office.
Dempsey graduated from Brandeis in May, 1993 with a degree in American Studies, and received her Masters Degree in Management from the Brandeis Heller School in 2004. As an undergrad at Brandeis, she was a four year member of the soccer, basketball and softball teams and was a captain of all three sports her senior year. She earned the University's Max I. Silber Award for outstanding female athlete her senior year.