Born and raised in Omaha, Samantha has been acting for over 10 years and is passionate about theatre for social change. In addition to her work with RESPECT, she works as a freelance teaching artist, director and actor throughout the metro area. Samantha is currently a student at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, on track to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management. She has been involved in several productions in Omaha including The Omaha Community Playhouses’, (James and the Giant Peach, Rock of Ages, City of Angels) The Rose Theatre’s, (Newsies) and Kerfuffle’s production of Nested, at The Union For Contemporary Art. Samantha strives to empower communities through her work and discover new ways to create impactful theatre programming.