A native of Newbury Park, California, Samantha received Bachelor’s Degrees in both Socio-Criminal Justice and Music from Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to joining the Lifetime team, she worked as an Animal Caregiver at San Diego Humane Society’s Behavior Center, as well as with Project Wildlife’s Veterinary Medical Team. Samantha is currently attending the Veterinary Technology program through Penn Foster and is working to become an RVT in the field of wildlife medicine. She lives with her sister, her cats Kona & Teddy, her ball python Brandy, and her sister’s dog Kaia. In her free time, Sam loves to play soccer, read, take naps, and surf.