Samantha Holzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) grew up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill community, where she was very active in The Friendship Circle there starting from a young age. She went to college at Ohio University and graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Child and Family Studies. Her program prepared her to work with children and families throughout the lifespan in diverse settings. Samantha has a strong desire to work with and impact the lives of others. She was one of three founders for the Indivisible Appalachian Ohio student organization. She planned and executed community projects and recruited volunteers as well as discussed policy issues that would help better advocate for the people they served. She just recently moved to Philadelphia in August and is so excited to be a part of the Friendship Circle team!