Samantha has worked with youth throughout her career.
Samantha served as the After-School Program Coordinator at Venetia Valley School from 2014 to 2018. She led a weekly after school program for newcomer immigrant students at Davidson Middle School from 2018 to 2020.
She currently works as Senior Program Coordinator for the Youth Leadership Institute. She also worked with Huckleberry Youth Programs, Canal Alliance, and Bay Area Community Resources. She loves her students and their families. Some of them call her Mizz Ram.
Samantha is from the San Rafael community.
She has lived in the San Rafael City Schools district since 1995. She is a proud alumna of San Rafael City Schools District. She attended Gallinas (now Venetia Valley) school from first through eight grade. She attended Terra Linda High School from 2003 to 2006. She graduated from San Rafael High School in 2007.
Samantha is bilingual and bicultural.
She is the daughter of Central American immigrants. She visited her 91-year-old grandpa in El Salvador three times this year. Samantha will become the first Millenial, Latinx elected official in Marin County. Representation matters.