Samantha received her B.A. in social work and business administration from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She worked for University of Wisconsin Extension as the Afterschool Ambassador Coordinator helping after school programs to expand their educational assistance. She recently completed her Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University. While at Tulane, Samantha served as a YEP intern for a year before becoming a full-time staff member.
70 percent of YEP’s staff members are born and raised in New Orleans and the vast majority grew up in the same neighborhoods that our youth live in. Our staff members’ personal understanding of the challenges that our young people face make them uniquely qualified to provide support to YEP youth.