Samantha is CCSA’s Associate Director, Southern California Local Advocacy. She has worked in community service and advocacy roles for the last eight years. Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara and her Master’s of Public Policy from the University of California Riverside. She has completed research in California K-12 mental health-based policy post-Covid-19 and is passionate about advocating for student voices in education. Born and raised in Southern California, Samantha has a deep love for her community and its most vulnerable populations. You can find her spending her free time with her family or shopping in the areas farmers’ markets and vintage stores.