Office: Champagnat Hall Room 515
Campus Phone: 845-575-3795
Coordinator of First Year Programs & Leadership Development
First-Year Mentor for Champagnat Hall (Floors 6-9) and Transfer Students
About Samantha:Hometown: Claremont, Virginia
Education: B.A., Psychology and Dance – The College of William and Mary
M.Ed., College Student Personnel – Ohio University
My earliest Marist Memory is... driving around the campus on a sunny day taking in the beauty of the campus the day before my interview.
One of my favorite movies is... Julie and Julia. As a foodie and devotee of Julia Child, this movie is definitely fun and inspiring for me.
When I think of heroes, I think of… how we can be super heroes to anyone any day in our community, on and off campus. Small and random acts of kindness mean so much more to those for whom we provide services. How can you be a hero in your daily life?
My friends would describe me as... supportive, passionate, occasionally MacGyver-ish, and a pretty good cook.
If I could travel anywhere, I'd go to... on a Eurotrip with a lengthy stay in France and the United Kingdom.
My biggest mentors growing up were… my parents. They taught me integrity and a strong work ethic, and showed me how to live life to the fullest.
One of the best things about college is… that it’s basically your free pass to explore. You can try things and find new obsessions in life and learning.
When not busy with things at Marist, I like to… be outdoors and exploring what the Hudson Valley has to offer, testing out new eateries, kayaking, hiking, or even exploring neighboring states in the New England area.
My message to the students of Marist is… work hard and play hard. Strive for excellence in everything you do. It’s okay to fail at something, because that is how we learn and better ourselves.