Samantha is a Venture Manager at CDL-Vancouver. Prior to joining the lab, she helped to manage the marketing, operations, and events at the UBC Emerging Media Lab, providing support since its early stages. Samantha has a diverse background in higher education, digital media production, and community building. She is particularly passionate about the inclusion of minority groups and disciplines within innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. She completed a B.A. in Human Geography and a Masters of Journalism at the University of British Columbia.