Sam joined the Colorado Children’s Campaign staff as a Policy Analyst after serving as their Government Affairs Intern while completing her MSW at the University of Denver. Her portfolio of policy issues includes child health, family planning and maternal and infant mental health. Sam is a military veteran whose greater part of professional experience is grounded in research, advocacy and supporting children who face adversity. Before moving to Denver to pursue her MSW, Sam graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with her bachelor’s degree in sociology and worked as a tutor, specializing in teaching students with behavioral challenges. Sam also worked as a case manager for high school seniors facing barriers to graduation during the first year of her MSW program. Sam’s values are grounded in equity and elevating the voices of impacted populations.
Things You May Not Know:Hometown: Lakeport, California
College: Hawaii Pacific University; The University of Denver
Major: Sociology; Social Work
Favorite Children’s Book: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Mountain activities
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Beau Jo’s Pizza
Dream Job: Superhero
Your Greatest Extravagance: Food and Experiences
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Backpacking in the Rockies or escaping to a mountain in the winter.
Favorite Sports Team: The 2018 Uruguay National Soccer Team
Proudest Accomplishment: Getting hired at the Colorado Children’s Campaign
Favorite News Personality: Steven Colbert
Night Owl or Early Bird: Nigh Owl
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Laughter
Favorite Movie: Super Troopers
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: Slow motion walking
Word Or Phrase You Most Overuse: Woot!
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: When it rains I’m the last to know
Your Motto: Spread joy