Samantha joined Burness as a coordinator in July 2022 after working with Burness as a communications assistant since January 2022. As a coordinator, Samantha provides communications support to clients through creating media lists, conducting media research, supporting social media strategy, analyzing messaging and more. Samantha works with a variety of domestic clients including the Kavli Prize, the Ford Foundation and the de Beaumont Foundation.
Samantha graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political communication, which inspired her to pursue a career in developing creative strategies for important causes. She also discovered her passion for reproductive justice advocacy during her college years, which taught her about the power of community organizing.
Before working for Burness, Samantha interned at the Justice Policy Institute, a nonprofit organization in D.C. focused on justice reform. Her experience there solidified her interest in reducing systemic issues, one action at a time.
Samantha grew up in California where she spent time exploring redwood forests, oceans and mountains with her friends and family. For fun, Samantha enjoys moonlighting as an amateur restaurant reviewer, lifting weights, writing creatively, cultivating a unique closet and thinking of new ways to decorate her apartment.