Samantha was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. She is a first-generation Dominican American and a Summer Search Alumna. She attended her dream school, New York University, with the help of her teachers and Summer Search mentors guiding her every step of the way. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Samantha has always been surrounded by people who want to see her succeed and that has inspired and motivated her to invest in today’s youth. She believes having mentors that believe in you are one of the major keys to success as a young person.
Previously, Samantha was a college advisor for the NYU College Advising Corps, where she spent 4 years guiding and directing students through the college application process and post-secondary planning.
During her spare time, Samantha loves to spend time with her family. She also loves traveling the world with her friends and trying new restaurants!