Samantha Hurley is a student at the University of Georgia, studying journalism with a minor in Spanish. Samantha is also obtaining two certificates in New Media and Public Affairs Communications. She is an emerging journalist with previous experience in environmental advocacy. Her work appears across various mediums, as during the Covid-19 lockdowns she collaborated with leaders across the world to find creative ways to spread awareness about environmental concerns. Her passions include the intersection of climate change with the disabled community.