Samantha received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, where she concentrated on program design and evaluation. While at Columbia, Samantha interned within the Criminal Defense Practice at the Bronx Defenders as well as at the Urban Science Academy. Prior to graduate school, Samantha worked in the NYC public school system in the Bronx as a social work intern and teacher’s assistant. Samantha earned her B.S. in Childhood and Special Education from Manhattan College in 2015.