Samantha spent most of her life in Haiti and has been calling Tampa her second home since 2011. She received her B.S in Biological Health Sciences in 2016 and her MPH with a concentration in maternal and child health in 2020 from the University of South Florida. In her free time, Samantha enjoys painting, giving back to her community, and mentoring the youth – especially her little brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Samantha believes that children should not be limited in opportunities because of their background or their socioeconomic status. Samantha strongly believes in instilling values and teaching skills to our youth that will be useful, well beyond middle school. And, this is one of the many reasons she is passionate about her work as the Graduate Support Coordinator.