As a Research Scientist at EA, Samantha leads the design, development, and execution of research projects in her portfolio and lends support to other projects and initiatives as needed. Samantha earned a B.S. in Psychology from UC San Diego and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Penn State. In her research in graduate school, Samantha maintained twin goals of advancing social psychological science and furthering social equity. She is thrilled to be able to work and grow with an organization that is so closely aligned with her values and interests. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys relaxing with a novel, her cuddly cats, and a cup of tea as much as exploring new places and trying everything from banana boats to ziplining.