Samara relocated to Bloomington from Aurora, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University and received her BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Business. After two years of working as an Education Consultant, for a college admissions organization, she began her journey working abroad. Samara started off as a College Counselling Fellow in Shanghai, China, later transitioning to ESL teaching in China, Colombia, and South Korea.
In her free time, Samara enjoys being outdoors and staying active. She considers herself to be adventurous and spontaneous. She has traveled to over 20 countries and counting. Now that she resides back in the US, she is looking forward to traveling more domestically and being closer to family and friends.