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.