Samantha recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast and is an MSW Candidate attending Columbia University’s School of Social work. After completing an Associates Degree at her local community college, Samantha graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Social
Science. She has provided mental health services as a Case Manager and a Behavioral Health Professional. Samantha has worked with a wide variety of individuals, including women experiencing incarceration, children with mental health issues due to severe trauma, children with autism, and patients in crisis seeking emergency services. She also participates in running a small health clinic dedicated to providing medical services at no cost to her community. Samantha is passionate about advocacy, conflict resolution, restorative justice, providing trauma informed care, and believes that everyone has the right to thrive through access to adequate resources.