Originally from Auburn, Georgia, Samantha received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College before coming to UGA for graduate school. She holds a Master of Education in Professional Counseling, and has served as an academic advisor in the COE since January 2017. Her previous experience includes advising Biochemistry students in the Franklin College and counseling teenagers in the Athens area. Samantha enjoys connecting students to the exciting opportunities UGA has to offer and helping them to further enrich their academic experience. She lives in Bethlehem with her husband and very energetic one year old son.