Sam joined JUFJ staff in 2020 after participating in the Jeremiah Fellowship in 2018-19. As a Jeremiah Fellow, she brought a number of peers in the cohort into the work of JUFJ’s Maryland teams. Sam is a resident of Baltimore’s Patterson Place neighborhood and previously worked on the Inner Harbor at the Maryland Science Center. As the museum’s manager of External Programs she designed outreach programming and trained staff that travel across the city and to Maryland’s 23 other counties. In addition to her passion for equitable science education, she is also committed to issues of pretrial justice reform. As Social Justice Chair at Kol HaLev synagogue she has worked with fellow congregant Professor Doug Colbert and JUFJ for change in Maryland’s bail industry. Samantha also serves as JUFJ’s Equal Justice Under the Law co-chair. When she’s not teaching science or volunteering you can find her on Maryland’s ice cream trail pursuing the perfect scoop.
Sam uses she/her/hers pronouns.