Samara is a 2021 graduate from Skidmore College, where she studied English and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. At Skidmore, Samara spent her weekends hiking and rock climbing in the Adirondacks and loved it so much she stayed to work at the Adirondack Mountain Club for a season. Samara is a published poet, and has served on the editorial boards as a poetry reader for various literary magazines. Before she started writing, she trained as a ballet dancer as a child, and continued taking dance classes and performing at Skidmore. In the summers, Samara foresees a division of campers at Ramapo Country Day Camp, the place she has grown up. Promoting overall wellbeing and providing youth with tools to understand, cope, and communicate about their emotions and have healthy relationships is what makes her tic. She is ecstatic to be at NCS, where she can enjoy all of her interests and creative outlets, and share them with her students and community.