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Samantha Cooper

Samantha Cooper, Secretary

Samantha Cooper is an MPA student specializing in Nonprofit Management and Higher Education Policy and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in French and Psychology. Samantha currently works with International Faculty-Led Programs and the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program at Portland State University (PSU). She has worked in international education for over 12 years as an advisor, program manager, ESL instructor, and director at several universities and nonprofit organizations. She has traveled to over 30 countries world-wide and has lived in France, England, and Argentina. Samantha is passionate about education and inter-cultural collaboration as form of positive change and is excited to be on the PASA Board and help her fellow students connect with people and opportunities on campus.