Samantha joined RAD in January 2020 as part of an Intern programme with the Driven team at the University of Derby. She started off as Graduate Market Researcher, but her skills soon meant that she was helping to support other projects and then taking charge of our Batch-Cook programme. She is now a project coordinator within the Feeding Derbyshire team with a focus on developing the Community Pantry network.

After graduating with a BA(Hons) in Digital Media Design, focusing on Photography she went on to complete her MSc in Marketing Management. During her studies, she worked as a support worker for people with mental health or learning difficulties and as a café assistant.

In her free time, she enjoys doing photography, with the occasional wedding and product shoot, baking, going out with her husband and her mixed-breed rescue dog (Husky, Hound, Rottweiler & Doberman) Keeta and enjoying all things Japanese including anime.