Samara joined the Redhouse in September 2014, bringing professional experience in management, fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, and customer service. She has worked in private industry, government, higher-education, non-profits and the arts. She holds a bachelor degree in mathematics from SUNY Plattsburgh and a masters in management with a concentration in human computer interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to working at Redhouse, Samara enjoys time with her family and volunteer-ing in the community. She firmly believes in the role of the arts in enriching education - especially science, technology, engineering and math (STEM -> STEAM), fostering innovation, and building community.