Question:What college or university did you attend after SAAS (or what did you pursue instead?) What did you major in? Did you get other degrees?
Answer:I attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and double majored in Music and Women’s Studies. I also attended the University of Cincinnati where I received my Master’s degree in Women’s Studies.
Q:What unique experiences have you had since leaving SAAS? Trips, internships, jobs, etc.
A:Recent professional accomplishments include working as a field organizer in Cedar Rapids, IA for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, working as a Legislative Aide to Speaker Frank Chopp in Olympia, and working on Jay Inslee’s campaign for Governor in 2012. Since SAAS, I studied abroad in Croatia, participated in several triathlons, and recently started fly fishing.
Q:What are your favorite memories from SAAS? What programs, teams, extracurriculars were you involved in while at SAAS? Who were your most influential teachers at SAAS?
A:I was involved in musical theater, vocal ensemble, student government, and the yearbook. My most influential teacher was Steve Retz. I wrote a paper for one of Steve’s history classes about women’s roles during the French revolution and that got me interested in Women’s Studies.
Q:Where are you now and what do you do? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How did SAAS help prepare you for your job today?
A:I currently work as a legislative aide at the Washington Education Association. I enjoy working on local politics and see myself staying in this field in the future. SAAS instilled in me the value of trying new things and taking risks, which I continue to do in my adult life.
*Additional note: Sam is currently working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign!