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I am dedicated to my community having spent my entire career in the non-profit sector. I have focused on youth, families, reproductive justice, and people who have experienced violence.

I center my work on the most marginalized. This has been kids in foster care, the Black community, youth with disAbilities, and LGBTQIA+ people of all ages. I'm in care for ordination with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. 

I support individuals in their personal growth to be the best version of themselves while cultivating environments that nurture others and navigating coercive systems. I've provided education at national conferences, regional convening, secondary classrooms, universities, and at an organization's request. 


I embody the legacy of the griot. I am a storyteller, sing my praises, and am dedicated to oral tradition. I honor relationships, recognize one's social location, and acknowledge this work must be intersectional.

Grounded in my faith, I work within systems to address injustice and advance equity with a liberation theology lens.


I earned a Bachelor of Science in Child Youth & Family Studies from the University of Nebraska Omaha. In 2015, I finished the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the College of Saint Mary. I've been endorsed in Special Education and Social Studies. I'm completing a Master of Divinity degree with Social Transformation as an area of concentration at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. 

Samantha embodies what it means to be an intersectional leader and teacher

in our community.

Andi C.G.

Enjoyable, enthusiastic, and thought-provoking in roughly equal amounts. 

Anne B.R. 

Samantha is intelligent and driven in her quest for justice

and the empowerment of others.

Chris W.

Keynote Topics

        ~ Thriving Despite 

        ~ Imposter Syndrome

        ~ Community First Services

        ~ Kinship, Adoption, & Belonging

        ~ Reproductive Injustice Journey

        ~ Adultification to Oversexualization   

             (Experiences at the Intersection of Black and Female)

Organizations I've Worked Alongside

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