Samantha has always loved swimming and working with children. She competed on her high school's Varsity swim team, as well as coached her club team. She later worked as an assistant in the preschool setting to focus on early education. Her goal is to help children find confidence in the water, while also making sure they are having fun. Outside of the pool, Samantha is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Geography/ Environmental Science to become a restoration ecologist and naturalists of the wetlands of Long Beach. She is open water scuba certified, and enjoys soaking up the California beauty with her dog by her side.