Sam is originally from Miami and is a proud Miami Hurricane, with majors in Psychology and Poetry from “The U". During her time there she was an active student leader with particular interest in cultural activities and community service. A lover of the water, music, and Hispanic culture it is no wonder she made her way to the island of Puerto Rico for her medical education at Ponce School of Medicine. At Ponce, she got a bilingual education and focused on community outreach, particularly through her work with AMSA. An externship in Mombasa, Kenya in her fourth year opened her eyes to the world of global health. She feels blessed to be in the right program to enhance this interest into a career commitment during her time in Miami. She is eager to get hands on with her Med-Peds team in her home community and start giving back to population that not only has great need, but also amazing diversity. And of course, she is happy to call Miami home once again.