As communications associate, Samantha supports the communications department and Foundation staff with a broad range of activities to drive engagement and awareness of the Foundation through various media channels including but not limited to website maintenance, social media, and email campaigns.
Samantha started her career as a graphic designer and content writer in the real estate industry, assisting in marketing multi-million dollar commercial listings. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for a Chicago retailer where she managed social media and advertising campaigns to facilitate revenue through customer outreach.
Samantha graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and marketing. Shortly after, she received a digital marketing strategy certificate from DePaul University's Kellstadt Marketing Center at the Driehaus College of Business. She lives in Aurora with her husband, Trevor, and loves spending time with her cat, Penny and dog, Remy.