Sam is a W.A. Franke Honors College Academic Advisor who serves Honors students with last names D-H. He works to ensure that students have equitable access to the many opportunities available to them. His door is open to talk about academics, interests, experiences, and all the highs and lows of navigating college and life.
Sam is from Chicago (like a quarter of Tucson’s population). He served in the Army after high school, went to community college, then transferred to Purdue University and studied Social Studies Education & Global Studies. While an undergrad he worked at a pizza place, was involved in education-based campus clubs and community organizations, played in some local bands, and part of Greek Life. Thanks to grants on grants on grants, Sam was able to study abroad in Russia, the Netherlands, and Slovakia. He can attest that college is not a linear experience!
Sam has taught in Memphis, TN through Teach For America and Palestine as a Fulbright ETA. Before Honors advising, he worked in the UA School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies on national Arabic scholarships. He enjoys playing music, D&D, and sitting – there are five camping chairs in the trunk of his car at all times, just in case.