Samantha is a communications specialist with an international background focused on journalism, economics, and digital media. She believes in leveraging new media and technologies to educate the public about scientific advancements. Her experience writing and editing coverage of high-profile tech and pop culture events has given her a broad perspective on communication strategies and the impact of technology on human behavior. Her personal interests include development communication, science advocacy, and online culture. She graduated with a double master's degree in digital media, and communities and networks from the communication leadership program at the University of Washington. She also earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the Philippines.