Samantha Smith - New York University

Samantha Smith is a third-year student at New York University where she is designing a self-directed major in entrepreneurship and government. She has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors for a variety of organizations including DoSomething, KIND healthy snacks and the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. At the moment she is Director of Global Development for the Kairos Society and a community developer for entrepreneurship at NYU. On the side she works with startups on business development and marketing strategy. Long term Samantha aims to make government more efficient and effective and to build businesses that solve social problems. Her interests range from policy to biodegradables and fashion to real estate. She's excited to harness the resources of NCIIA for the NYU community and help fellow student entrepreneurs achieve success.