Samantha Metevier is pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in economics. Growing up, she enjoyed ballet and modern dance, as well as playing both the flute and saxophone. In college, her down time is often spent on Groupon searching for deals on local Seattle boxing classes or dance lessons.
Samantha has previously worked with Jumpstart, an early education organization that has allowed her to positively impact the education of children in who reside in Seattle. She will be interning with Pratham in Mumbai, India, where she will develop tech based content. Many Indian children, especially girls, do not make it to graduation from secondary school and they often lack adequate reading, writing, and math education. Pratham responds to this issue by offering young women the opportunity to come to school again to develop strong literacy and math skills for a greater chance at financial security and a better quality of life. Samantha envisions a future career that utilizes her computer science degree in the context of development and hopes that her technical endeavors allow her to serve in areas such as education or health.