San Francisco, CA
Samantha is a third-year in Sixth College studying Cognitive Science specializing in Design and Interaction. After growing up in San Francisco, she decided to embark on a new adventure in Southern California, even after being told that NorCal was superior her whole life. Self-identifying as an extrovert, Samantha loves connecting with new people. She found an outlet for this passion through her current role as an Apple Campus Leader, where she connects regularly with school administration, student organizations, and the student body as a whole. Through these connections, she hopes to help college students utilize technology effectively and aid them in achieving their academic goals. In the future, she hopes to continue developing her ability to create meaningful relationships.
As a career, Samantha is currently looking to explore the UI/UX and product design fields. One thing she has always been fascinated by is how people perceive designs and technology, and how to utilize this knowledge to better cater to their needs. Samantha hopes to use the design process to bring real-world change and equal access to all, even if it means starting small. One way she has found to do this is through her other role as a Design and UX Assistant at the UC San Diego Library where she is regularly improving the existing library website for all users.
During her free time, Samantha enjoys watching video essays on a wide variety of topics to educate herself on niche interests. She expresses her creative side by doing paint-by-number sets and decorating her Animal Crossing island. While in San Diego, she hopes to adventure to every beach and snap a collection of her favorite sunsets.