B.S. in Human Development, Cornell University; M.A. in Science Education, CUNY City College. Samantha began her career in education through the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. She taught General Science and Health at Sunset Park Prep M.S. 821 for four years; she also served as lead science teacher during her tenure there. She is currently a science teacher at Lower East Side Preparatory High School, a transitional bilingual school in New York City where she teaches earth science, living environment, anatomy and physiology, marine biology and forensics. Samantha aspires to become an innovative and supportive school leader.