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, a MBA with concentrations in Supply Chain Management & International Relations, and certifications as a firefighter & EMT-B.
Samantha is the 2018 Chair for IEEE Entrepreneurship. She has been an active volunteer leader with IEEE’s Entrepreneurship Exchange since 2016 and was the 2017 Vice Chair, Industry Partners for the IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee. Samantha served as a judge for the 2017 IEEE N3XT Star Program Pilot year including supporting IEEE activities at Collision Conference and the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit.
Interviewing Gigabot Design Team at 2016 SXSW MakerFaire! Video on IEEE.tv Entrepreneurship Channel
Samantha was a speaker at IEEE N3XT® 2016 Toronto.