Samantha Washington is a freshman in college currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. A fifth generation Washingtonian, Samantha has always loved learning and talking about politics. Her involvement in the political system started when she was just 10 years old, helping her parents knock on doors in the 2008 presidential campaign. As she’s gotten older, Samantha has continued her passion for politics and developed a particular interest in the role of women of color in the political system. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the city.