Samantha is a Co-Founder & Catalyst for re:3D a company built on a community of makers using gigabot to print human-scale objects using recycled materials. Their mission is to create more access to 3D printable solutions worldwide. The re:3D team consists of several former NASA engineers interested in driving social and economic change through open-source engineering-driven innovations.
Previously, Samantha served as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for the NASA HQ and Deputy Strategist supporting NASA Johnson Space Center‘s Space Life Sciences Directorate after selling a start-up for a DARPA-funded, co-patented tissue culture device.
She holds a BS in Biology, BA degrees in International Relations & Hispanic Studies, an MBA with concentrations in Supply Chain Management & International Relations, and certifications as a firefighter & EMT-B.
Samantha is the 2019 Immediate Past Chair on the 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee and was Chair on the 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee. She has been an active volunteer leader with IEEE’s Entrepreneurship Exchange since 2016 and was the 2017 Vice-Chair, Industry Partner for the IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee. Samantha is a judge for the IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Program (previously known as the IEEE N3XT Stars Program.)
Samantha Snabes joined her IEEE Entrepreneurship colleagues at the 2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation & Challenges Summit (IEEE VICS)
Interviewing Gigabot Design Team at 2016 SXSW MakerFaire! Video on IEEE.tv Entrepreneurship Channel