Samantha Drennon

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager



Samantha Drennon is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager here at College Forward. Samantha was born and raised in Japan, moving to America when she was 11. They have a deep passion for working with students in the nonprofit sector and offer their skills in macro level work. Samantha has served at 3 other nonprofit organizations over the last 6 years and is deeply committed to social justice issues. Samantha has experience in large scale organization wide intiatives, organizational change and managing diversity and inclusion initatives. They hold a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a focus in ESOL from the University of North Florida and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership with a focus in diversity and inclusion from Seattle University. Outside of the office, they enjoy spending time with their yorkie-poodle named Piper and exploring all Austin has to offer.