Samantha was born in Connecticut and moved all over, but having spent most of her time in Georgia, this is where she calls home. She has always been passionate about animals. She has ridden and cared for horses her whole life and continues that passion for riding at a local barn in Winterville. She also owns a dog named Pepper. Currently, she attends UGA as a Junior working on a double major in Biological Science and Applied Biotechnology with an emphasis in Animal Science. In the future, she hopes to attend vet school and work as a small animal or equine veterinarian.